What I find amazing is that the 787 is steaming ahead at full force even with 700+ orders! Its truly established as THE leader in the twin aisle segment. So far, after being on the market for under 4-years it already has 710 orders and this excludes the Qantas and BA FIRM ORDERS
for 24+20 additional.
Simply amazing and unparalleled for sure. They definitely nailed this one with respect to market timing; now lets hope Alcoa can follow suit
|Quoting Slz396 (Reply 11):|
Hmm, seems like the 787/A350 combo is going to be next decades A330/777 combo
Something tells me this is wishful thinking on your part. I doubt that Boeing will neglect a market that it created.... As pointed out, the only thing preventing a bigger wing and landing gear being put onto a 787-11x is the 777, which I am sure Boeing plans to milk. Since the 350-1000 is scheduled for almost 8-years from now, I'm sure that Boeing will not rush into things; instead they may take the time to do a 737-RS and potentially a 777-NG as interim lift before addressing the final Y3 solution.
I suspect much of the future depends on how the market pans out in the next year or so. This boom cannot continue forever. Years and years of ~1000 orders per manufacturer is not sustainable; nor is that fact that Embraer, Bombardier and potentially the Russians will surely provide a strong 737/320 replacement if the big boys get too complacent.