Re: Boeing cancels 747-500X/600X?

Date:         02 Mar 97 15:18:05 
From:         mba340@club-internet.fr (Ben)
Organization: mail.club-internet.fr
References:   1 2 3 4 5 6
Followups:    1
Next article
View raw article
  or MIME structure

kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) wrote:

>>>>>Even before launching the
>>>>>A3XX, Airbus basically has at least three customers in its basket, namely,
>>>>>Air France, Lufthansa, and Korean Air (Korea is likely to be the first
>>>>>Asian A3XX partner).
...
>>And FEDEX, UPS, DHL for freighter one
>
>FedEx doesn't even like 747s, and DHL has nothing bigger than a DC-8.
>The A3XX's double deck arrangement isn't well suited for freighters,
>either.  Why in the world would you think those carriers would be
>likely A3XX customers?!

Just for info, FEDEX excutive chairman said in financial time that
A3XX is the best airplane for FEDEX needs.SO....

You see only all pax configuration whereas freight growth increases.
So combi and freighter can be used.