Boeing (BA) hasn't received a booking for its 747-8 since July last year, raising the prospect...


Boeing (BA) hasn't received a booking for its 747-8 since July last year, raising the prospect that 2012 could be the first year since its initial purchase in 1966 that the jumbo jet doesn't win an order. Meanwhile, Airbus has gained just four bookings for the A380 in 2012, well off its annual target of 30. However, Boeing and Airbus remain bullish that the lull in the market for jumbos is temporary.

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  • thomas85225
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    if Boeing build the 777-X its will put an end to the 747-8 program
    the 747-400 was sold to 63 operator and 694 where build where build
    there only 111 orders 747-8 have been sold to 12 airlines
    The 777-X its 80 meter wing (264 feet) is to big to be build in Everett Washington
    Vought now Boeing south Caroline assemble bays are 480 feet wide
    The 747 fuselage panels and super panels where build by Northrop in Hawthorne Ca
    Northrop sold the 747 division in 1997 to Vought when Northrop saw no more profit in 747-400
    The 747 parts must be order 3 years in advance to kept the vendor under contact and the assembly line open
    13 Sep 2012, 12:39 AM Reply Like
  • thomas85225
    , contributor
    Comments (552) | Send Message
     
    if Boeing build the 777-X its will put an end to the 747-8 program
    the 747-400 was sold to 63 operator and 694 where build
    there only 111 orders for the 747-8 have been sold to 12 airlines

     

    The 777-X its 80 meter wing (264 feet) is to big to be build in Everett Washington
    Vought now Boeing south Caroline assemble bays are 480 feet wide
    The 747 fuselage panels and super panels where build by Northrop in Hawthorne Ca
    Northrop sold the 747 division in 1997 to Vought when Northrop saw no more profit in 747-400
    The 747 parts must be order 3 years in advance to kept the vendor under contact and the assembly line open
    13 Sep 2012, 12:39 AM Reply Like
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