Boeing Versus Airbus The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business

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174250 The researcher states that the Boeing 777 became one of the bestselling models due to its fuel-efficient engine and was used increasingly on the long haul. On the other hand, the Airbus A380 is a subsidiary of EADS, the worlds largest passenger airline. It is a double-deck with four engines manufactured by the European Airbus and a wide body. Many airports around the world had to amend their current resources to accommodate this aircraft. A380 aimed to challenge, triple sevens monopoly in the large aircraft market. The first maiden flight of A380 was on 27 April 2005 and entered into proper commercial service with Singapore Airlines in October 2007. In the early stages, the aircraft was known as Airbus A3XX until it received the title of A380. A380s upper deck extends the length of the fuselage which has a width equivalent to the wife body of the aircraft permitting for an A380-800s cabin with 478 square meters of floor space. offering 49% more space than the airline which is currently the second largest and a seating arrangement for 525 people in the three-class configuration or 853 in all of the economy class configuration. The design range goes up to 15,400km of the A380-800, carrying passengers from New York to Hong Kong at a speed about 900 km/h or 560mph. In November 2011 about 238 orders has been made for the A380 and until now, around 67 of them have been delivered to different airlines. The largest order was by Emirates of 90 aircrafts. In 2006, analyst of two leading companies predicted that in 2006, A380 sales would increase at an alarming rate by 2025. They felt that the Airbus had intense market analysis of commercial aviation hence being able to justify for its VLA known as a huge aircraft with over 400 seats available. They also felt that the increase of midsized air crafts made VLAs only for the niche market making such plans unjustified. Both analysts had differing opinions related to market forecasts in incorporating spoke-hub and point to point models.