Was reading the above article.... got me wondering and....I played around with some numbers on a spreadsheet. Have some questions for the forum:
1. Any speculation as to what the production rates will be in 2010? 2012? or 2013? Specifically the years before the A350 EIS?
2. Boeing has stated that it has delayed the 787-10 oficial anouncement cause it cannot secure production slots for the 787-10 test planes.....although it seems like there could be plenty of slots prior to 2012...is Boeing being intentioanlly mis-leading?
3. Which Boeing partner company is the real / confirmed bottle-neck to 787 production in 2010 and beyond? Spirit? Mitsubishi?
4. How many A350XWB will be in the air by 2015?
1. Amazing that even in that my most conservative production of 6x787 per month in 2010... there will be nearly 450 787 planes in the air by 2013 (A359 XWB EIS).
2. Seems like Boeing could have a lot of planes in the air by 2015....anywhere from 300 to 900 planes... and incredible number. With 683 firm orders between 2008 & 2013... seems like there will be a lot of 787 planes in the air.
Any comments from the forum? Sincere questions and not intended to shed a negative light on B or A!