Skip to comments.787-10 back on the table as answer to A330-300
Posted on 12/20/2010 8:50:07 PM PST by ErnstStavroBlofeld
Even as Boeing continues to struggle with the 787-8 program, future planning calls for resurrecting plans for the 787-10 that have been on indefinite hold while working through technical issues and delays of the current model.
Airbus has sold more A330s since the 787 program was announced than in the period leading up to the 787's launch. The A330-200 has been improved to now have an advertised 7,200nm range-nearly matching the low-end of the 787-8, according to Airbus estimates-and the A330-300 now has a 5,850nm range with more improvements planned to provide a few hundred miles more range.
Nicole Piasecki, vice president of Business Development & Strategic Integration, told employees last month that the delays in the 787 program prompted "a lot of orders [for the A330] from airlines who were expecting the 787.It competes against our 767 and our 787 and as the 787 starts coming online with full capability, and I can tell you if we develop a 787-10, which I would put in the likelier category, I would expect the A330's days would be numbered or that our market share position would certainly be a strong one."
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And just what is the difference between a 787-8 and a 787-10?
The 787-8 is the Dreamliner and the 787-10 is the “streched” Dreamliner
First they gotta get the -8 to quit sweating, catching fire, blowing up motors and above all, fitting together. Then of course, get it in service and hope like hell they will survive this debacle.
“...and hope like hell they will survive this debacle..”
Considering Boeing is more worried about “ethics”, another word for Political Correctness, they are doomed to failure. Their commercial aircraft division is circling the drain as it is sucked down from the weight of their ethics.
I am beginning to have my doubts, as well, many of their own faithful customers.
I looked it up. the -9 is the stretched long haul and the -10 is stretced short haul with shorter wings and lowered weight to avoid certain airport fees.
You said 787-8 not the 9
That is correct. I just wanted to share what I discovered.
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