No. I love Boeings but I'm with you on this. Airbus is dancing circles around Boeing. While Boeing continues to play dress up with antique mid century models, Airbus is killing them with newer modern and innovative product.
...what are you talking about:
Even over the last 20yrs, Boeing and Airbus have both developed the exact same number of all-new aircraft types: two.
A380/A350 and 777/787.
Everything Airbus has produced since, has been either stretch, shrink, or re-engine of an existing model. Just like Boeing.
You are correct in some of your points. However, I'm not bashing Boeing. I have some stock invested with them and I'm frustrated that this company once dominant has been equal or even been beaten by Airbus in recent years with sales. And I think the lack of progression is solely to blame.
Boeing 737 was designed in 1964 and first flight in 1967.
Airbus A320 was designed in 1984 and first flight was in 1987.
20 years difference between the two. Yes Airbus has shrunk,stretched,re engined but has a youth of +20 on the 737. At this point the 737 should have been replaced to be superior to the A320 not an equal this far into the game.
Boeing 767 was designed in 1979 and first flight was in 1982.
Airbus A330 granted was a derivative of the A300 family and was designed in 1987 and first flight was 1992.
A +10 year difference between these two aircraft. The 767 has also undergone stretches and re engined as well. The 764 could basically be considered a MAX or NEO since it has an updated wing, updated flight deck, re engines, redesigned gear system alike the 777, and 777 interior.
I'm a huge Boeing fan I personally would just like them to move to the future rather than live in the past and keep pumping out the same old product with minor tweaks. They should be ahead of the curve as they have been in the past against Airbus by years. Instead of using their resources for temporary solutions they need to it the bullet and bank on the future. The 787 did that by leaps and bounds but can't reply solely on that program otherwise Airbus will leap on a given opportunity like they did with the 321 program which has no competition.
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