|Quoting TrijetsRMissed (Reply 49):|
Ok lets drop the conspiracy theories and look at the facts. The figures show that in the past 5 years there have been more 777's built than A330's or A340's. If you combine the A330/340 production list it only out numbers the 777 by about 150 aircraft. That's 2 planes compared to 1, plus the first A330/340s entered service a couple years before the 777. The future looks very bright for the 777 while the A340 numbers have dwindled. The A330 remains a seller.
Not questioning your numbers, just to point out that the A340 and the A330 share the same production line, that means that even when they are 2 different planes Airbus can't build 2 times as many of them as Boeing 777s because every 330 build means a 340 that can't be build (and the way around)