Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Airbus Using Data To Bash Boeing

Airbus and Boeing have a very long debate going on who makes the better aircraft.  Mostly this debate focuses on fuel consumption per seat and aircraft cost.  Both of those items are surprisingly difficult to compare.  Airlines always bargain the purchase price down and then get deals on parts, service, or financing.  Fuel economy is a though one because it depends on configuration and different airlines rarely have a the same configuration.  Airbus is now trying to win on coach seat comfort.  Boeing seats are 17in wide and Airbus seats are 18in wide.  That extra inch makes all the difference or so says Airbus.  As a frequent traveler, I like the focus on the customer experience, but how far can airlines go without losing revenue?
17" Seats on a 737

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