crimsonchin wrote:Revelation wrote:crimsonchin wrote:Interesting that every time the lack of engine choice was brought up in all the numerous 737-A320 threads, it was shot down because it doesn't matter much, but suddenly it's "oh we don't know, it could be better with two". Some consistency would be nice, to at least mask an agenda.
Sure, you could complain about that, or you could add something of value to this thread instead.
I could, but why wouldn't I want to point out a sudden and very convenient change in the merits of sole engine choice vs dual, seeing as apparently we love dual engine choices again and they now matter. I hope to be in the next 777X thread where I'm sure we'll be back to loving single engine suppliers againSo, how do you think the all-new Airbus (A350) and Boeing (787) widebodies are faring?
The 787 seems to be doing better since delivery, while the A350 has somewhat "stagnated". Is this due to the 777 replacement cycle not hitting full stride, or the poor A350 and having only RR? One has to wonder.
As the A350's are in the 777 sizes it is due to the 777 replacement cycle. Huge numbers of the 77L & 77W were sold in the last few years. as such analyst have noted they don't need that size replaced yet. and the A350 was not well timed to the replacement cycle. And if Airlines did dump large numbers of 777's early it would tank the resale/leasing markets.