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The Airbus A380 strategy and the Boeing B-787 strategy — fundamentally differing from one another

12 August 2014

The Airbus A380 strategy and the Boeing B-787 strategy — fundamentally differing from one another

Airbus A380 — Airbus Industrie photo

The Airbus A380 — Airbus Industrie photo

The New York Times published a superbly researched investigative article written by Jad Mouawad entitled, Oversize Expectations for the Airbus A380. Published on 9 August 2014 Mouawad writes of the differences between The Boeing Company and Airbus Industrie when designing their respective new airliner designs.

The Airbus A380 and the Boeing 787 Dreamliner are each the apex of modern airliner design and made for the evolving 21st Century market. Each company’s idea of that future market could not be more different — hence the A380 which carries several hundred passengers seated on two decks and the 787’s carbon fiber efficiency sized to operate in and out of nearly any city’s airport.

The analysis in this article is intriguing as well as enlightening.

Air New Zealand’s first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner — photo courtesy of Air New Zealand

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner — photo courtesy of Air New Zealand

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. 14 August 2014 10:04

    Both engineering marvels, one finely tuned to the current market and the other in speculation. One catering to the cabin air through innovation and the other a cattle car.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      14 August 2014 18:42

      I am sure that many agree with you. A saving grace in the A380 is the stand up bar, though!

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