To: Prophet in the wilderness
But the French will say that most orders for the 747-8I is for freighters, and not Pax, I say,,, TO BAD, it all counts.
And how many A380 freighter orders does Airbus have?
Supposedly Airbus has to sell 420 A380's just to break even. If Boeing sold just 420 or 500 747-8's, the 747-8 would be an enormous success, and the total production of all models of 747's would be greater than 1,900 -- greater than the 1,832 prduction run of 727's. Unless Airbus sells, 900 - 1,000 copies of the A380 with no addtional investment in improved versions, Airbus will have a lower rate of return than if they invested in US T-Bills.
To: Paleo Conservative
I am not sure how many A-380 freighters were ordered, but, I heard news that even UPS might cancel their orders.
I think, The A-380F only had about 20 orders or so.
If Emirates were to cancel their ( or cancel half ) of their 45 plane order, that would put the A-380 program in serious jeopardy.
Even if the 747-8I were ( Pax and Freight ) to only get 200 orders, it would be big success.
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