Date: 18 Jun 99 01:40:07 From: "Clunk(Bernhard Zunk)" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Organization: Telstra BigPond Internet Services (http://www.bigpond.com) References: 1 2
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Don Stokes wrote: > Boeing's multitudes of models also cost it a lot; if Boeing had sold > only as many 707s as Douglas sold DC-8s, it wouldn't have broken even. > Much of the red ink was caused by the development of variants -- but > doing so built market share in a game where airlines needed to be > convinced that Boeing was really serious about selling airliners this > time, instead of just doing a bare minimum of modifications to military > designs as they had been in the past. I seems that boeings propensity for producing many models might be a problem in competion with airbus: For instance Airbus A310 Boeing B767 Airbus A318,319,320,321 Boeing B717,B737,some B757 Airbus A330/340-200/300 Boeing B767,B757,B777 Airbus A340-500/600 Boeing B777 B747 Boeing has 5 Basic airframes in production Airbus 2 (4 if you count the low volume A310 and also the A340-500/600 series as seperate although the A330/A340 has much commonality across the 200/300/500/600 range.