Thursday, July 10, 2014

Airbus Marks Its Pinnacle Years by 2030, Boeing's Pinnacle Is Now Through 2030.

Boeing is not waiting for 2030 for capturing the market. It has set it sights on entrenching a hold on the world market through 2015 past 2030, making a pinnacle statement of world's largest aircraft maker in the midst of Airbus' former reign of being or trying to be the worlds largest aircraft maker for a couple of years. Every statement Airbus makes is now geared away from world largest aircraft maker, with a transitioning statement pointing towards, saying, " by 2030 we will do thus". Does this mean Airbus is over 15 years behind Boeing in its aircraft design? If the answer is "yes", then they recognized they have laid-up short during the last 8 years with the A350 project, Airbus missed the mark on its super jumbo hub maker, and under estimated Boeing's previous tenuous nature, where the A350 does not compare to its new found combative presentation from Boeing and its family of aircraft of Hub Breaker.

Top 20 Mega Hubs By Passenger Volume In The World: Wikipedia
RankAirportLocationIATA codeICAO codeTotal
1.Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International AirportAtlantaGeorgia, United StatesATLKATL21,580,661SteadyDecrease1.5%
2.Beijing Capital International AirportChaoyangBeijing, ChinaPEKZBAA20,231,042SteadyIncrease1.4%
3.Dubai International AirportGarhoudDubai, United Arab EmiratesDXBOMDB18,361,820Increase4Increase11.4%
4.Tokyo Haneda AirportŌtaTokyo, JapanHNDRJTT16,649,295SteadyIncrease5.0%
5.London Heathrow AirportHillingdonLondon, United KingdomLHREGLL16,043,199Decrease2Increase0.5%
6.Los Angeles International AirportLos AngelesCalifornia, United StatesLAXKLAX15,970,093SteadyIncrease5.9%
7.Hong Kong International AirportChek Lap KokHong Kong, ChinaHKGVHHH14,984,000Increase4Increase5.5%
8.O'Hare International AirportChicagoIllinois, United StatesORDKORD14,749,239Decrease3Increase0.3%
9.Dallas-Fort Worth International AirportDallas-Fort WorthTexas, United StatesDFWKDFW14,662,106SteadyIncrease3.5%
10.Charles de Gaulle AirportRoissy-en-FranceÎle-de-France, FranceCDGLFPG13,805,887Decrease2Increase2.8%
11.Guangzhou Baiyun International AirportHuaduGuangzhouGuangdong, ChinaCANZGGG13,594,624Increase5Increase5.6%
12.Soekarno-Hatta International AirportCengkarengBanten, IndonesiaCGKWIII13,591,941Decrease2Increase2.4%
13.Singapore Changi AirportChangi, SingaporeSINWSSS13,199,802SteadyIncrease1.1%
14.Denver International AirportDenverColorado, United StatesDENKDEN12,380,937Increase1Increase1.7%
15.Istanbul Atatürk AirportIstanbul, TurkeyISTLTBA12,359,428Increase1Increase10.5%
16.Kuala Lumpur International AirportSepangSelangor, MalaysiaKULWMKK12,332,959Increase3Increase16.5%
17.Suvarnabhumi AirportBang PhliSamut Prakan, ThailandBKKVTBS12,318,063SteadyDecrease8.9%
18.Frankfurt AirportFrankfurtHesse, GermanyFRAEDDF12,174,092Decrease6Increase2.0%
19.Shanghai Pudong International AirportPudongShanghai, ChinaPVGZSPD12,015,978Increase2Increase6.4%
20.Amsterdam Airport SchipholHaarlemmermeerNorth Holland, NetherlandsAMSEHAM11,139,875Decrease6Increase4.7%

The 787-9 is really the "Game Changer", not like a proto-typical 787-8. Boeing has changed so much from its learning points from the 787-8, that the 787-9 will please, astound, and change aviation more than what Boeing originally claimed during the onset of the 787-8 program.  The 300 passenger 787-9 allotment of seats is about right. Its 8500 mile range is astounding and the innovation found on-board is incredible. Fancy seats on the A350 won't catch the 787-9, nor will the XWB motif sell more airplanes. Boeing has set a standard Airbus can't reach in 2015. Maybe by 2030 they will attempt to catch-up with Boeing again.

As reported earlier, Emirates is tipping its hand towards Boeing, as a critical Middle East customer, as it dropped 70 Airbus from its order books and just purchased 150 777X 350-400 seat passenger jets. These jets pick-up where the 787-9 leaves off. The passengers will not be crammed-in while fitting out with 350-400 seat range, as found in 331 seated 787-800 or a A330 NEO type. The range, now that it is mentioned, erases the need for mega hubs other than landing in one, because that is truly your destination.

It means you can also go anywhere from a mega hub to small vacation destinations directly, on a sizable Boeing aircraft. The 8,500 mile reach in comfort, is the actual start of a vacation until you reach the next baggage claim turnstile in the South Pacific. That doesn't sound A380 style at all, since South Pacific atolls don't land the A380, where an 787-9 could. Should frieght be the next 777X topic?

Boeing is dismissing Airbus’s claim that the emergence of “mega-cities” will drive future demand for high-capacity transports including the A380.
Airbus has stated that there are 42 cities handling more than 10,000 daily long-haul passengers – those flying over 2,000nm internationally.
It adds that this figure will more than double to 89 by 2032. Airbus has said that the traffic volumes will demand the use of large aircraft such as the A380.
But Boeing vice-president of marketing Randy Tinseth, speaking as the airframer detailed its latest 20-year forecast in London, said there was “no data that supports [those] conclusions”.
Boeing’s latest 20-year forecast claims that, in the 15 years to 2014, the number of seats per flight at the top 25 long-haul airports has decreased by 2%.
Frequency and capacity at these airports, it states, has risen by around 60% as the number of destinations served has increased by 46%.
Tinseth says that “expansion, not size” is the driving element behind the figures. He credits development of the Boeing 777 and 787 for giving airlines the flexibility to open new markets, adding that Boeing “didn’t expect” services such as British Airways’ 787 operation from London to Austin.
The Airbus recent mantra: "is wait for 2030, then we'll beat "em".
Boeing mantra, "we've only just begun to fight, can't wait for 2015".