JustSomeDood wrote:Waterbomber2 wrote:Matt6461 wrote:
Not to detract from the good professor but this was the default belief of business folks (outside Airbus) at the time.
I guess the guy who DESIGNED THE WINGS doesn't know what he's talking about:
https://www.ausbt.com.au/airbus-confirm ... 80-stretch
You're giving us some real vintage A380 fanboy delusions here. That's become rare on a.net in recent years, especially rare in recent days. Congrats on your, um, persistence.
Show me in that quote where the executive in question says: "we're sorry, the wing is overbuilt and overweight and thus inefficient. Don't buy this plane.".
Just because a fuselage stretch can be taken doesn't mean that the wing is overweight and overbuilt.
The A389 wing would have needed strengthening to increase the MTOW towards 600 tons, this is common knowledge.
This is the way Airbus builds wings. They start with a conservative MTOW, add strengthening to increase MTOW step by step. This is what they do with each and every model of their family.
What you are saying is that the A321neo LR wing is overbuilt for the A320neo just because Airbus put some margin in it.
Should they be ashamed of the A320neo too?
Perhaps by that logic the A359 and the B789 should be thrown in the garbage too.
Some people around here know what they are talking about but the vast majority is jibberish.
Is QR's CEO talking jibberish as well?To me, this aircraft is very heavy, has very high fuel consumption, and that’s because the aircraft structure was built for a stretch. I think Airbus made the same mistake they made with the A330 and A340, which had a common wing. The A380’s structure can take another 100 tons. It would have been better if they had tailor-made the wing to suit the size of the airplane. Which means you would have taken so much weight off the wing that you would have been able to make it very fuel-efficient and then it would have been a perfect airplane.
Yes. Does it surprise you at all?
I also predicted that the 20 B787's he promised for Air Italy would never happen. He probably didnt know that himself. With the recent cancellations of yet to be launched long haul routes, it definitely seems headed that way.