Re: An unscientific survey (Airbus vs Boeing) [Long]

From:         Niccolai Murphy <niccom@aerostructures.com>
Organization: Aerostructures Inc.
Date:         22 Jan 96 04:40:35 
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Jean-Francois Mezei wrote:
>
> In article <airliners.1996.7@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Andrew Chuang <chuanga@iia2.org> writes:
> > In this and other related newsgroups, most people seem to like Boeing's
> > planes much better than Airbus's.  Since these newsgroups are dominated by
> > US audience, I was curious whether people from other parts of the world
> > share the same view.
>
> Since Airbus has about 30% of the market (approx), it should be expected that
> the "public opinion" might follow these numbers more or less. Hence, you might
> expect about 70% of airline employees to prefer Boeing.
>
> As well, asking a 747-400 captain for his opinion on the smaller Airbus planes
> is perhaps not 100% fair. Asking a 737 captain to compare a 320 would be more
> fair.


Actually Andrew Chuang's point is that, in this case >>>public opinion<<< as you refer
to it, consists of a largely US population since that is the largest component of the
internet population. So the 70/30 split doesnt really apply.