|Quoting Wsp (Reply 154):|
The imaginary "old tech" airplane that Boeing uses for most of their comparisons. Probably a 767. But you are free to believe that Boeing did a comparison against the A350 that they have no detailed information about or that Clark took it upon himself to compare the confidential (and in both cases preliminary) Boeing and Airbus data and release his conclusions to the press
Do you really believe that Boeing have not detailed information regarding the current design of the A350 they are commenting, as far it exists, or that Airbus has not the same of the B787 ??
And what means confidential info to Tim Clark ?? Of course, he must commit, as any customer, not to hand over protected design documents to competition or press, but he is free, probably obliged, to explain why he prefers and ultimately decides one of the competing designs, the shareholder expect no less !! When Tim made in the past glowing comments on the A380, nobody complained !!
And finally, what means "preliminary"" ?? The manufacturers expect a firm order basing on such design, meaning that it can only be changed with customer assent,
As for the comparison of framed composit panels ans composite barrels:
In my speciality, there is a conceptuelly equivalent problem:
You can design the control of a complex mechanism, paper machine or aircraft, applying analog or digital criteria:
when the latter appeared years ago, both competed, both were able to do the job, but today, nobody will even think to use the analog !!