posted on Nov, 14 2017 @ 11:44 AM
I also think part of Boeing's problem is their ability to design more than one aircraft at a time. They basically admitted that they could only do 1
at a time, so that becomes a pig-in-snake scenario. Because of their personnel/process limitations, when market forces change quicker than they can
react, they lose. They were knee deep in the 787 when Airbus went all NEO on them, forcing them to jam the 737Max, instead of redesigning a next-gen
single aisle from scratch, with the LEAP.
They may need to adjust their design model to be more like tech companies. I know they can't reach that type of speed of development due to
regulations/certification, but the lead time is just too long to react.
I think the A380 will fall to changes in market as well.