Skip to comments.Boeing Roars Ahead
Posted on 11/01/2005 1:32:32 PM PST by ConservativeStatement
As plane deals go, this could well be the biggest prize in recent memory. In December three major Asia-Pacific carriers are expected to place orders for more than 100 widebody jets worth an estimated $16.8 billion. And by the looks of things, Boeing Co. (BA ) looks poised to supply most of the planes.
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nothing would bring me more pleasure than to hear the whining from Airbust when they lose the Quantas and Singapore deals.
The Airbus plane is a joke.
It's huge, it's only fuel efficient if you take a full load and nix any of their stupid onboard casino or mall foolishness. Otherwise you may as well have passengers throwing fuel out the window on the hour. It requires airports to install new gates to accomodate it, and could very well decrease the number of plane per hour can take off. If Stalin designed a plane it would be the new Airbus.
The Boeing dreamliner is just the ticket for the future.
It's good news, but all this chicken counting makes me nervous. I'd rather wait until they actually have the orders.
Re the packed plane...in the early 70's Aer Lingus had several 747's configured in all tourist..I think they seated nearly 600...they were very popular with charter tour groups...in Christmas 1971 I was on leave in Paris, and was able to get a round trip last minute Shannon/JFK for a few $$...but I swar the trip to NYC was the wildest flight I ever had..500+ Irish/Americans..heading back home after two weeks in the old country...the alcohol level in the cabin could have probably flow the plane without any jet fuel..
That is no s**t. The 787 is what the market wants and needs, and it's only a matter of time before the rest of the carriers figure it out.
Meanwhile, mass riots will take place as they try to emplane 600 sardines onto the overblown A380.
Bingo. Guess what was the inspiration to build the A380?
Fed Ex would love that sucker for US to Europe air cargo as well.
Not so positive news on the government side of their business. Looks like the DoD has finally nixed further C-17 purchases. That line in Long Beach will be closing down soon.