"Whats the prizetag for LR and prizetag for 345??
Boeing lists the 777-200LR between $190-215 million. Though Airbus does not publically disclose their list price, it is believed to be between $175-190 million for the A340-500.
"Interesting on the "future list" that the 747 isn't even on it anymore!
As the 747-A is not a firm program at the moment, it is not listed. The only aircraft on that list were programs with the official go-ahead. However, should
the Advanced 747 get to official launch stage, expect a range equaling or slightly better than the A388.
"The really good thing about the latest range increase is that it is being obtained through improved aerodynamics and engine efficiency,as well as MTOW increase.
In point of fact, this recent increase does not change the MTOW at all - which makes it all the more impressive. Apparently, through flight testing and early service, the GE90-115B is showing better-than-expected fuel burn rates. In addition, small design adjustments decrease wing drag, and interior weight reduction has resulted in a slightly lower OEW. All equal a more efficient aircraft.
"It's not so much the extra range the carriers are looking for, it's the extra MTOW.
Again, MTOW has not changed - it remains at 775,000 lbs. However, I understand your point. What is really being said here is that the payload/range curve has improved, which EK
among others should be very happy with.
I'm also wondering how this announcement plays in with VS
's upcoming decision. While I understand that it has basically come down to price, and they have recently been tipped to stick with the A340-600, could Boeing be offering this to sway them - or as a result of a condition to order. . .
All gave some. Some gave all.