Date: 16 Apr 97 01:55:56 From: Chuanga@cris.com (H Andrew Chuang) Organization: Concentric Internet Services References: 1 2
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In article <airliners.1997.930@ohare.Chicago.COM>, Alan Wong <Alan.Wong@anu.edu.au> wrote: >H Andrew Chuang wrote: [snip] >Older 747s tend to be dedicated regional aircraft in Asia and these are often >configured as such. These are the planes that airlines such as Cathay and >Singapore are replacing with 777s. The B777-200s CX has received are for L-1011 replacement. In 1998, it will start receiving B777-300s to replace some of its B747-200s. For SQ, the B777-200 are for A310 replacement (which I don't think make too much sense on many of SQ's routes). [snip] > >> I can't really see how the A340-500X/600X can be a successful program. >> Perhaps that's why GE was not interested in the exclusive engine deal. >> The B777-200X/A340-500X market is probably not that big. Thus, my guess >> is that Airbus would have to rely more on the -600X sales than the -500X. >> However, I doubt the A340-600X has enough technical and financial merits >> to set itself apart from the, albeit 30-year old, B747. Well, with the >> A340-600, Lufthansa will be a step closer to having an all-Airbus >> fleet. ;-) > >I too don't think A340-500X/600X will be launched. I did not say the A340-500X/600X would not be launched. I only speculated that it would not be successful. In fact, in my original post, I speculated that Cathay Pacific could be one of the launch customers for the A340-500X. I can't see Airbus not launching the A340-500X/600X. Nevertheless, I just don't think it will be too successful.