LOL, what? An A330 isn't the same as an A350. Even if the engines are similar, they're two totally different planes.
The A350 and A330 share the same type rating. They are not 'totally different planes'.
Check this:http://www.aviationtoday.com/2014/10/23 ... -and-a330/
and this:https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ng-433856/
You used the same argument here in your next statement:
Furthermore, the 777 and 787 have the same type rating, which reduced training for pilots,
why is it a good thing with 787/777, but somehow it becomes a burden when it comes to A350/A330?
Still doesn't make sense as the A350 is not in the fleet still.
No, it doesn't. The 777X is a 777......
77X wouldn't be a 100% 777. They would definitely share the same type rating though, but If AA is to introduce 77X, then their pilots and technicians must go through some kind of training for all the new changes. Even 788 shares only 90% commonality with 789. That's normal and expected, but what is not normal in my eyes is for AA to cancel the A350 only for this, especially since they already have a good basis of A330/A320 and RR engines.[/quote]
A 777X has more in common with the current fleet than the A350, still.
Please don't misread me, I don't see AA ordering the 777X for several years.
Something that AA has 67x of.
And AA has like 24 A330s as well, so?[/quote]
So, 9x of those planes are leaving in a year, leaving an oddball fleet of 15x A332s.
The 777 is established at AA. The A350 is not.
The A350 is already ordered. The 77X is not.[/quote]
AA never ordered the A350...US did. And I doubt AA would have ordered the A350 if they had stayed unmerged.
I know that you work for AA, and you may have heard something that makes you say it would be canceled. As the plans and strategies of airlines change, so should their orders. It is fine to cancel A350 or any other aircraft for the right reason. If AA finds no routes that A350 can fly with their current fleet for example, then they might cancel it as it would be better than keeping it on the ground. But it just doesn't make sense to me to cancel it and pay the penalties only because of training costs. AA has got the size and infrastructure to easily accommodate the A350.
They can, you're absolutely right.
The question is if they should. I would argue AA is a lot different than many other large airlines. They aren't UA in the sense that they have a lot of ULH routes or cargo traffic.
Having a fleet of mainly 787s and A330s, with 777s serving the premium destinations, seems like a great move. I'm not saying they should cancel the A350s. The definitely don't "need" them. It'd be better to build the A330 fleet.