767333ER wrote:But the 737 has a pretty bad record as far as corrosion and structural integrity goes compared to the A320. The corrosion of fuselage joining and general weakness due to the supposed illegal modification or force-fitting of noncomforming parts. You can see this often times when a 737 has a loss of hull but isn’t fatally destroyed the fuselage breaks in generally the same two places when it should not. In fact Boeing products other than the 737 do have corrosion issues. 757s and 767s also have pretty bad corrosion issues. Fixable, sure, but these fixes come at a price. Saying their products are stronger or require less maintenance is just chest thumping probably due to the idea that America makes it tougher than Europe. Remember everyone over here called the A320 the “disposable French plane” vs the “rugged and robust 737”. Those are based on stereotypes quite clearly but we have seen it’s the 737 that is more likely to corrode and crumble.
And 777's too. Do NZ have some stories to tell?