From: JW6191A@american.edu (John Witherspoon) Organization: The American University Date: 20 May 96 09:54:38 References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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Somebody wrote: >>The report also states that estimated development cost for Boeing's >>747-600X is $2 billion, while Airbus would >>have to develop an all new aircraft at a cost of $8-12 billion. I would think this means that Boeing would have to be crazy NOT to build the plane, whereas Airbus would be crazy TO build the plane. I can see the Qantas planes now -- with "Bigger Top" painted on them. A Boeing 6-fold cost advantage would seem insurmountable to me -- am I missing something here?