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OPINION: Why The Airbus A380 Is a NEO Too Far

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Slightly more than a decade ago, it was Boeing’s turn to make a hard decision. Airbus had launched the A380, so the company weighed up whether to respond with a clean-sheet design or a simpler product revamp. (www.flightglobal.com) More...

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bkoskie
Billy Koskie 2
Not being versed in the large passenger aircraft market, would there be a sufficient market for a 2 engine version of the 747?
caleb0220
the 777-9x is basically the 2 engine 747 you speak of, minus the hump. The 777-9x takes a few less pax but overall itll kill the 747 intercontinental. Airlines love 2 engines!
preacher1
preacher1 2
For what it's worth, I got to agree. Unless Emirates steps up to the table and lays some money down, biggest customer and "I'll take 100" will not get it. I doubt they will do that and I don't think we'll see the A380neo launch. As the writer says about Boeing, they upgraded the 747, when in hindsight, just a good general upgrading was all that they needed, if that.
pilot62
Agreed Preach , Late to the party, the 47-8 will continue to as the worlds best large cargo plane, proof of the amazing design of the original. With the 77-300ER and the X , there seems to be little hope for large 4 engine aircraft. Unless your emirates and bent on taking over the world of hub flying.
preacher1
preacher1 1
Like I said, unless Emirates lays some money on the table and gets some skin in he game, Airbus would be foolish to launch a 380neo just based on Baker saying that he'll take 100. Right now, I don't see either one happening. I think Airbus is smarter than that and I don't think you'll see Emirates laying out any money. If things don't change, the 2 new AF1's may be the last of the 747-8's and 20 years down the line, when their replacements are due, there will be something entirely different to look at, but 4 engines will be a distant memory.
caleb0220
I will agree with the overall article. However, its not just the engine supplier, that is taking all the risk as the article suggests. If that were the case, airbus would reengine this airplane in a heartbeat to make up for slower than anticipated sales and high costs of the program.
PSBJ
PSBJ 1
Just wanted to clarify that my post about spam is not for your post, it was for some that have been removed, so now it appears that it was for yours, but it was not.

[This poster has been suspended.]

PSBJ
PSBJ 1
You have posted spam, and you have been reported. Please stop posting spam on FlightAware.
preacher1
preacher1 1
There is a SPAM report link at the bottom of any post. You need to use it. Your comment went against a valid one and kinda makes you look silly.
PSBJ
PSBJ 1
Nope. The post I commented on has been removed, so now it appears that I commented on Caleb Gillaspie's post, which I did NOT. I commented on the ad for work, which is now gone. Furthermore, I said that the poster has been reported. Who do you think reported him? Me. I clicked the little Report bottom on the bottom of the posts.
PSBJ
PSBJ 1
My post is under the [This poster has been suspended.] note. So that is what I commented on.

Sorry for being sassy. Didn't like being called to look silly when I actually was not.
preacher1
preacher1 1
I notice you have only been on here a short time. The SPAM is automatically taken away, while your comment is not and somebody glancing may not know what you are talking about. POSTER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED doesn't stay on there forever. For instance, it's not showing on mine and on anything posted as SPAM, it's generally done by an automatic BOT anyway so it is a waste of breath telling someone to do something. Just sayin'.

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