N.Forgeard said he was expecting to sell 750.He never said 1000.
We all reason in 2005 , without considering the future.
The growth in the civil aviation sector will be about 5% each year for the coming years.If nothing wrong happens on this earth (i am thinking of an event such as Sep11th) it could be more.Do not forget with the A380 , for the same price , all passengers (all classes) will get 30% more space than with the 747.So if you are intelligent you'll prefer to be in a 380 , rather than a 747 or a 777/340.It's simply human !!!!!!!
And without speaking of the economic advantages for the airlines , this plane will revolution the civil aviation transport.
This plane will be the first to burn 3 liters of fuel per passenger for 100 km , like a car !!!!!!!!!
Already airlines (EK , VS
) put the pressure on Airbus to get the streched version (900).
So 750 frames is really reasonnable.
At the beginning , Airbus will produce 1 plane per week.
The A380 China Southern order will be signed next Friday at Paris.
Air China will sign theirs before the Summer.