Airbus intends to run ahead of Boeing in everything
European aviation company Airbus decided to run ahead of the American competitor Boeing everywhere. Company plans to create transport version of the passenger airplane A350 and supersede leader of many years from the market of air freight market.
Airbus is already the biggest manufacturer in the world of passenger airplanes and hopes that that the glut of internet sales that began during pandemic will help the company to run ahead Boeing in the area of cargo delivery. The board of directors of European manufacturer supported introduction into service the cargo airplane A350 in 2025 but it hasn’t named the customer yet.
Airbus during several months tried not officially to contest launch of the cargo airplane A350 in addition to smaller A330 sales of which cede to the popular model Boeing 767.
The main trump card in the struggle for leadership Airbus considers material of new A350. Construction of the airplane instead of traditional metal will consist of lighter carbon fiber – thanks to this fuel consumption will reduce. Especially advantageous technology will be in 2028 after introduction of strict standards airplanes’ pollution that may reduce deliveries of existing cargo airplanes Boeing.
Due to pandemic demand on international flights fell but people began to order in internet shops oftener that is why for goods transportation companies had to reequip passenger airplanes. Economists warn that with relaxing the coronavirus restrictions demand on cargo transport will reduce. However, the Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury is sure that company will be able to bend with the wind. Moreover, that in 2020 Boeing forecasted demand for 2430 airplanes, 1500 from which are reequipped from passenger versions.
For the first time the plans to supersede Boeing on the market of cargo transport Airbus company declared in March 2021. Boeing hasn’t left competitor’s intention without attention. During results’ announcement for the second quarter on July 28th Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun announced that Boeing is going to start production of the cargo airplane of 777X model.