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Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:39 am

Since the beginning of 2007, Airbus has received a total of 105 orders/commitments for the A330 family.

AIRBUS A330-200


Aercap x 10
Oman Air x 5
Avianca x 5

AIRBUS A330-200F


Avion Aircraft Trading x 8
Flyington x 6
Guggenheim x 6
MNG Cargo x 2
Intrepid x 20
AIRBUS A330-200 (MRTT/TANKER)


Royal Air Force x 14
Royal Saudi Air Force x 2
United Arab Emirates Air Force x 3

AIRBUS A330-300


Aer Lingus x 6
Air AsiaX x 10
Thai International x 8

Total: 105 frames.

The following are the top 3 years of sales for the A330 family:

2000 = 110 frames
1989 = 107 frames
2006 = 104 frames.


With such a fantastic result in less than six months, and with the various rumours floating around one can easily conclude that if Airbus manages to sign up all the pending orders and some additional frames until December, then 2007 will in fact be the best year ever for the A330 family.

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[Edited 2007-06-06 19:46:59]
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:45 am

Long may it continue - it's one beautiful aircraft...  Smile

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:50 am

Wings,

The title of post has nothing to do with the text. What is the "sales record" the A330 is about to break?
 
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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:52 am

Nice list WINGS!

Yeah, this is quite an achievement, especially considering the fact, that Boeing is on the verge of making the first flight with the 787. I hear second hand A330s are very hard to come by as well (remember how airlines were basically competing over OS birds?)

The Airbus A330 will go down in history as one of the finest commercial planes designed. Its timing was spot-on as well.

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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:53 am

What is the backlog now? I mean for orders today, what is the earliest delivery dates?
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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:53 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 2):
The title of post has nothing to do with the text. What is the "sales record" the A330 is about to break?

The sales record during a year, see below. Cheers

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
2000 = 110 frames
1989 = 107 frames
2006 = 104 frames.


By the way, great thread Wings, as usual.

[Edited 2007-06-06 19:55:06]
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:16 am

I'm not surprised the A330 keeps racking up sales. It's still a very efficent, modern aircraft and an ideal solution for many airlines. One hundred and five frames in less than 6 months is a very impressive sales figure for a widebody aircraft and clear proof this is still a very viable product.

Looks like your earlier prediction about the best is yet to come for the A330 was right on the money, Wings. Big grin

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:16 am

Quoting OceansWorld (Reply 5):
The sales record during a year, see below. Cheers

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
2000 = 110 frames
1989 = 107 frames
2006 = 104 frames.

I still don't see what "sales record" the A330 is breaking. There is nothing in the post of a previous record, so those number mean nothing.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:20 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):

I still don't see what "sales record" the A330 is breaking. There is nothing in the post of a previous record, so those number mean nothing.

Sales record for maximum sold in a year!!!! Simple logic aint it now  Smile

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:20 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):
I still don't see what "sales record" the A330 is breaking. There is nothing in the post of a previous record, so those number mean nothing.

The sales for 2007 are looking as though they could well be the best of any year since the A330 program started
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:26 am

Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):
I still don't see what "sales record" the A330 is breaking. There is nothing in the post of a previous record, so those number mean nothing.

It's obvious it refers the record for most A330s sold in a year.

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:29 am

How many are signed orders at this point?
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:30 am

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 8):
Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):

I still don't see what "sales record" the A330 is breaking. There is nothing in the post of a previous record, so those number mean nothing.

Sales record for maximum sold in a year!!!! Simple logic aint it now

The A330 is heading for its own "best in a year" record and thus, technically not breaking any record set by another Airbus model or some other manufacturer.....thus 424218 is correct...there is no "sales record being broken... smile 
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:37 am

Great post 'ASAS'!  Wink

I really wonder how many it would have sold if the A380 was launched as schedule? Many recent sales were due to the A380 being delayed... so its possibly a bittersweet record to reflect the current times at Airbus. but many more sales were not and sold based on pure merit of being a very modern and efficient plane.

The A330 along with the A320 is the best of Airbus right now and possibly in that segment it serves.

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:40 am

Way to go Airbus I'm sure it will leave the other record years easilly behind.

And as a passenger I love to see all the new 787, 748, 380, 330/350.....great for our passenger comfort....
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:42 am

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 12):
The A330 is heading for its own "best in a year" record and thus, technically not breaking any record set by another Airbus model or some other manufacturer.....thus 424218 is correct...there is no "sales record being broken...

It's breaking its record, so surely that counts for something!

On a more serious note, it's notable that A330 sales have continued strongly despite the launch of the much more efficient 787. Following this logic, one can expect 773ER sales to continue strongly for the next few years despite the launch of the much more efficient A350!
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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:58 am

Thanks for all the positive feedback  Smile

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 1):
Long may it continue - it's one beautiful aircraft...

It sure is beautiful.  Smile

Quoting MD80Nut (Reply 6):
Looks like your earlier prediction about the best is yet to come for the A330 was right on the money, Wings.

Well I can't really count my chickens before they have hatched, but expect some more nice surprises.  Wink

(Airbus still has to go out and get all the pending orders firmed up.)

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 12):

The A330 is heading for its own "best in a year" record and thus, technically not breaking any record set by another Airbus model or some other manufacturer.....thus 424218 is correct...there is no "sales record being broken..

I seriously fail to see the logic. It is a rather simple task to understand my point. The A330 is breaking its own sales record. That Sir means a lot especially as the 787 is on the horizon.

Quoting BoeingBus (Reply 13):
Great post 'ASAS'!

Thanks BoeingBus In case some of the members did not understand ''ASAS'' is the Portuguese word for ''WINGS'' Wink

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:00 am

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:10 am

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 15):
On a more serious note, it's notable that A330 sales have continued strongly despite the launch of the much more efficient 787.

This fact makes the A330 breaking its own order record more incredible. Imagine if EK did order some A330's and the USAF did order A330 tankers... This would be a mammoth year for the A330 despite all the odds!

(Although to be honest I do not see the USAF ordering any A330 tankers. They'll stick with the 767.)

The Aer Lingus announcement today about the 6x A330 has thrown up some new A330 material to ponder upon.... The A330E. Could this be helping with the recent order surge for the A330?
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:20 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
USAF did order A330 tankers

That wouldn't really count. It's a military jet, only using the civilian A330 as a platform.

Quoting 474218 (Reply 7):
I still don't see what "sales record" the A330 is breaking. There is nothing in the post of a previous record, so those number mean nothing.

When there's only one participant, it's hard to call it a record, except internally.

It should just read: best year ever or something like that.

Boeing is far behind, as they have yet to sell a singe A330! It's astounding that Boeing can't even manage to sell one single A330 in 18 years...
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:26 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
Boeing is far behind, as they have yet to sell a singe A330! It's astounding that Boeing can't even manage to sell one single A330 in 18 years...

Not particularly sure why this was necessary.

However, IIRC, haven't they managed to sell a couple of A340's?

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:37 am

Quoting BoeingBus (Reply 13):
I really wonder how many it would have sold if the A380 was launched as schedule? Many recent sales were due to the A380 being delayed...

Oh, you mean that Avianca, Flyington, Oman Air, Intrepid, Guggenheim, AirAsiaX, and all the others listed above bought the A330 because the A380 is delayed? Do you have inside information that the above mentioned airlines really wanted to buy A380s, but that the delay made them buy A330s instead?
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:40 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
USAF did order A330 tankers

That wouldn't really count. It's a military jet, only using the civilian A330 as a platform.

If the USAF did order the A330 tanker conversion (which they haven't as far as I know), why wouldn't they count? Boeing includes the 60 KC-10 tankers built for the USAF in the total of 446 DC-10s built in the orders/deliveries section of their website.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:48 am

Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
USAF did order A330 tankers

That is not going to happen. Launch aid for the A350XWB will be the sticking point for the US Congress when they go to build the budget.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:51 am

Thanks Wings for a great post!
Dont mind certain start & stripes members.
Everyone knows exactly what you mean by sales record:
2007 will be the best year ever for the A330. I think we will have 200++ A330 firm orders before december 31st.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 4:59 am

What a pleasant thread this is, Wings. Thanks for taking the time to assemble it.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
When there's only one participant, it's hard to call it a record, except internally.

I know a number of athletes who, on achieving a personal best, refer to having broken their own record.

???

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:06 am

Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 23):
Quoting Legoguy (Reply 18):
USAF did order A330 tankers

That is not going to happen. Launch aid for the A350XWB will be the sticking point for the US Congress when they go to build the budget.

Yep. The ongoing argument between the EU and US over Airbus subsidies is not helping Airbus' odds on this one. With congress feeling bitter at airbus, I have to feel they'll be reluctant to send them business. Plus, last I heard, Boeing said they are going to work on a KC777 to complement KC767, to be able to cover missions previously handled by both KC135 and KC10.

Do you remember what a big debacle it was in congress to buy T-45's with Rolls Royce engines in them? I've never felt optimistic about Airbus winning this one over Boeing, it just would be a terribly unpopular decision. Nearly all countries buy their home-built goods for government purchases, that's just a fact of life. The US buying A330 MRT because it is better would be like France buying F-15s, because they beat out Rafales in competitions (at least, they did for Singapore, South Korea, and I believe one other country). Won't happen.
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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:16 am

Great and and very informative WINGS  bigthumbsup  And i too know what you mean by a "record"

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:17 am

Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 26):
. Nearly all countries buy their home-built goods for government purchases, that's just a fact of life.

It's a fact of life, and a wise choice. I'd be fairly unhappy if our country becomes dependant on a foreign power for tankers, even if it is a close ally. Of course, not all countries have the luxury of homebuilt defense products, but as far as they have, it is strategic capability
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:23 am

Quoting WINGS (Thread starter):
The following are the top 3 years of sales for the A330 family

Great thread Wings. It's fabulous to see the A330 going strong. I'm hoping to fly on one for the first time next week from DTW to AMS.

Quoting Chiad (Reply 24):
Dont mind certain start & stripes members.

I apologize for the comments of my countrymen. Please don't judge all Americans by the standards exhibited by certain "patriotic" members here. Most of us are not as close-minded, judgemental and ignorant. Hopefully the mods will come and clean up this thread and get rid of the trash spouted by Ikramerica and the other usual suspects.
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:32 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
That wouldn't really count. It's a military jet, only using the civilian A330 as a platform.

For goodness sake man, just let it go. Airbus still has to build the A330 before it can be converted to a tanker, so it's perfectly valid to count them. Boeing counts all the military versions of their civil airliners, so why shouldn't Airbus? sarcastic 

Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 23):
Launch aid for the A350XWB will be the sticking point for the US Congress when they go to build the budget.

Which launch aid would this be, and when was it paid to Airbus?
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:35 am

Quoting CygnusChicago (Reply 29):
Please don't judge all Americans by the standards exhibited by certain "patriotic" members here. Most of us are not as close-minded,

We don't  thumbsup 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:55 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 30):
Which launch aid would this be, and when was it paid to Airbus?

Are you really going to say that they will not need launch aid? Because if they don't, it is not going to be launched!!! Or are you forgetting that little black hole of an investment called the A380 program?
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 5:57 am

Hi WINGS, thanks once more for this informative thread!

And BTW, welcome to my RU list!

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 20):
Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
Boeing is far behind, as they have yet to sell a singe A330! It's astounding that Boeing can't even manage to sell one single A330 in 18 years...

Not particularly sure why this was necessary.

However, IIRC, haven't they managed to sell a couple of A340's?

How true, how true! But we have to admit one thing: Airbus is very bad at selling Boeings!  Smile

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 30):
Boeing counts all the military versions of their civil airliners, so why shouldn't Airbus?

 checkmark  I see it coming: USAF orders KC-767, and then certain members are going to claim: "Look, the good old 767 defeats that pseudo-scarebus! Best year for the 767 ever! A slap in the face of the A330!"
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:07 am

Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 33):
Because if they don't, it is not going to be launched!!!

Er, it is launched! wave 

If and when Airbus accepts RLI, then it might be a problem. However, the concensus is that they stand no chance of winning the USAF tanker deal anyway, so why should they worry about it? wink 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:12 am

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 35):
If and when Airbus accepts RLI, then it might be a problem. However, the concensus is that they stand no chance of winning the USAF tanker deal anyway, so why should they worry about it?

And I believe that I started out by saying that there is no chance that the A330 is being sold to the US Airforce. Your point is...?  wave 
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:15 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
When there's only one participant, it's hard to call it a record, except internally.

So basically similar to the much-flaunted (in the US) "World Series" in baseball, eh?
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Quoting AirNZ (Reply 37):
So basically similar to the much-flaunted (in the US) "World Series" in baseball, eh?

You mean Canada doesn't count? Big grin
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:58 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
That wouldn't really count. It's a military jet, only using the civilian A330 as a platform.

However, military jets are what kept the 767 line open for so long. So, for the manufacturer, it's a sales contract like another one, they have to assemble the aircraft and they receive money from the customer to do so...
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Quoting Flysherwood (Reply 36):
Your point is...?

My point is quite simple, but you seem to have missed it. You said that Airbus would not win the USAF tanker deal because of RLI for the A350. You then claimed the plane wouldn't be launched without RLI.

I pointed out that Airbus has not received any RLI for the A350 and that it has, in fact, been launched. My final point was simply why should Airbus worry about RLI if they have as small a chance as many here think in the tanker competition?

I thought it was clear. smile 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:52 am

Thanks Wings for this nice topic(as always bigthumbsup  ), its sad the A330 had a slow start, but it seems that airlines in the last years regretted that they didn't buy the A330 earlier. And now the A330 will produced even faster because its sold out until 2009.


Sad some people have always to hijack a Airbus Topic and try to bash it or making negative remarks about an achievement.

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 7:57 am

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):
When there's only one participant, it's hard to call it a record, except internally.

Have you never had any personal goals?  Wink

Just because the record is internally, doesn't mean that you're not able to use that term.
 
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:03 am

Quoting CygnusChicago (Reply 29):
apologize for the comments of my countrymen. Please don't judge all Americans by the standards exhibited by certain "patriotic" members here. Most of us are not as close-minded, judgemental and ignorant. Hopefully the mods will come and clean up this thread and get rid of the trash spouted by Ikramerica and the other usual suspects.

 gnasher  thanks for saying that, cause I'm not a big fan of airbus but I love the 330 and i wish Airbus, Boeing, Embraer, Bombardier and any aircraft manufacturer the best, if u are a true aviation enthusiast u should say that. And it really annoyed me how some ppl were complining bout the title and then again bout not coming as close to break the record.
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:20 am

Quoting AirbusA6 (Reply 15):

It's breaking its record, so surely that counts for something!

Is it worthy of celebration when it is yet to be official?

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On a more serious note, it's notable that A330 sales have continued strongly despite the launch of the much more efficient 787. Following this logic, one can expect 773ER sales to continue strongly for the next few years despite the launch of the much more efficient A350!

I think we can expect it to go well for many years becaue the A350-1000 is nowhere near EIS.

Quoting Ikramerica (Reply 19):

Boeing is far behind, as they have yet to sell a singe A330! It's astounding that Boeing can't even manage to sell one single A330 in 18 years...



Quoting Astuteman (Reply 20):
Not particularly sure why this was necessary.



Quoting Mariner (Reply 25):
I know a number of athletes who, on achieving a personal best, refer to having broken their own record.

But does someelse go around starting a thread about it, when the number is certainly nowhere close to the number for the best year of sales for a widebody family?

Quoting Scbriml (Reply 40):
I pointed out that Airbus has not received any RLI for the A350 and that it has, in fact, been launched. My final point was simply why should Airbus worry about RLI if they have as small a chance as many here think in the tanker competition?

Because they have to be concerned about the WTO case.
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:28 am

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 44):
But does someelse go around starting a thread about it, when the number is certainly nowhere close to the number for the best year of sales for a widebody family?

Oh, I'm seen it happen many times, on sports websites and I have seen it announced on tv and radio, and in newspapers. I have seen it achieve headline prominence on some occasions.

So if we can't get enthusiastic about a little pleasant news I'm not sure that I know what the point of this website is.

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:32 am

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 44):
But does someelse go around starting a thread about it, when the number is certainly nowhere close to the number for the best year of sales for a widebody family?

You mean threads like the following?
Record Year For The 777 (by TinkerBelle Dec 16 2005 in Civil Aviation)
777 Performed 1 Millionth Etops On 11MAY07 (by Jimyvr May 14 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:35 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 45):
Oh, I'm seen it happen many times, on sports websites and I have seen it announced on tv and radio, and in newspapers. I have seen it achieve headline prominence on some occasions.

Presumably those personal bests aren't embarassingly far from the record as athletes' whose bests aren't close aren't going to warrant a mention.
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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:42 am

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 47):
Presumably those personal bests aren't embarassingly far from the record as athletes' whose bests aren't close aren't going to warrant a mention.

It doesn't matter, one way or the other. A personal best is a personal best.

Or are you saying that if Skybus, say, were to have a good load factor, no one should start a thread about it if it isn't as good as, say, JetBlue's load factor?

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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:34 am

Quoting Atmx2000 (Reply 44):
But does someelse go around starting a thread about it, when the number is certainly nowhere close to the number for the best year of sales for a widebody family?

That some people (most in fact) find pleasure in the fact that this fine aircraft is still selling well, and may even have its best year's sales yet, despite the imminent EIS of its superior competitor, is no reason, IMO for someone else to take the piss, in what came across as particularly "sour grapes".

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RE: Airbus A330 - Close To Breaking Sales Record.

Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:46 am

Quoting Mariner (Reply 48):
It doesn't matter, one way or the other. A personal best is a personal best.Or are you saying that if Skybus, say, were to have a good load factor, no one should start a thread about it if it isn't as good as, say, JetBlue's load factor?

Just don't call it a record.

Quoting Astuteman (Reply 49):
That some people (most in fact) find pleasure in the fact that this fine aircraft is still selling well, and may even have its best year's sales yet, despite the imminent EIS of its superior competitor, is no reason, IMO for someone else to take the piss, in what came across as particularly "sour grapes".

I came looking into the thread to find out what sales record it had broken, not even thinking that what was being touted was model specific based on the title. I find myself annoyed that isn't something else. If the thread had been titled "Best year for sales for A330" or something similar, I would not be annoyed.
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