Really? A vs B?
I thought you were better than that.
(no, seriously - I really did think you better than that)
That wasn't a shot at Airbus. I was trying to frame that from a direct damages perspective the financial impact is likely ess burdensome than the financial pact for a program failure that Airbus has suffered and survived quite well.
Interesting persective. But if the MAX is judged to be a product with criminal or even just very negligent components in its design leading to 346 deaths?
About Airbus, I'm not doubting you that it's a big number. How much would you estimate the A380 is costing Airbus, broken down if possible?
*IF* the Max is deemed to be criminal (that would be a very tough case to make, especially on the data we have now, that COULD change) or negligent (in the legal sense), it would undoubtedly hurt ALL of Boeing's programs. But statements from folks like the CEO of ET, Lufthansa and others make me believe neither of these are likely to be the case. More likely a series of bad decisions lad to a very bad outcome. Kinda like most crashes anyway.
Re the 380 costs: Not the thread for it, but a quick breakdown; Programme development cost was $25B according to (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47231504
) , additionally statements like this: "In 2012, Airbus clarified that in 2015, production costs to build the aircraft would be less than the sales price." (wiki, but discussed here plenty at the time), and we know production rates were slowed around that target date, it is reasonable to assume Airbus never sold a frame of the 380s at a profit or only for a very small window. Let's assume the unit cost for the 380s balanced over the life of the programme (unlikely, but irrelevant), over the lifetime of the 380 programme the impact was at least $25B. Realistically I would put it closer to $30B and then add a massive opportunity cost (had Airbus used the 380 lines to make 320s the difference on their bottom line would have been staggering, the 350XWB could have been likely moved up in production and really hurt Boeing as well. My guess is $30B easy to justify, $50B on the outside. Annualized, around $1.5B to $2.5B per annum.
I don't care what you think of my opinion. It's my opinion, so have a nice day :)