|Quoting EPA001 (Reply 44):|
Hence why Boeing really needs the B777-X to remain competitive in the top end of this market.
Agreed, it is very important to have something to hold your marketshare.
|Quoting flood (Reply 40):|
Perhaps your quote is outdated, as Leahy said on Tuesday "the day we deliver the first A350-1000, the 777-300ER will become obsolete". Further, he credited the 777 for being the right aircraft "if you need lift in the long-range widebody market now".
We'll see what the future holds for the program. If I'm wrong I'll eat crow, but for now the market has confirmed the -1000 to be a dog. The future, Airbus better get to work and come up with an aircraft that creates a reason for Boeing to be concerned!!!!!! Now, the A330 and the 777 are the industry standards.