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The Hot Debate Between Airbus and Boeing

The Hot Debate Between Airbus and Boeing

Boeing and Airbus are top competitors in the airline industry. Putting the companies and their top planes side-by-side, here�۪s a breakdown of where each one stands.



The Companies

Year Founded

1970 Boeing�۪s 747 was already in production

1916 taking on the current name in 1917



Headquarters

Toulouse, France

Chicago Illinois, USA



Employees

59,000 employees

170,000 employees



Planes Delivered

311 2000 489

534 2011 477



Orders at the Paris Airshow

466/600 worth $69b 2012 382/600 worth $60b

466/600 worth 68.7b 2013 442/600 worth $66b



Top Planes

Airbus A380 ���Superjumbo�۝

Boeing 747-8I ���Queen of the Skies�۝

Cost

$399 million $351 million



Size

Capacity

Airbus A380 Passengers 852

Boeing 747 Passengers 467



Dimensions

Length 238 feet, Wing Span 261.7 feet

Length 250 feet, Wing Span 224.6 feet



Capabilities

Payload

1,235,000 lbs

987,000 lbs



Power

70,000 lbs of thrust

66,500 lbs of thrust



Speed

Cruising speed 647 mph, top speed 669 mph

Cruising speed 650 mph, top speed 654 mph



Rangs

9,756 miles in the air. About the distance from Perth, Australia to San Francisco, USA

11,443 miles in the air. About the distance from Lima, Peru to Hong Kong

Hong Kong San Francisco

Perth Lima



Issues

Cracked wings- Though operation isn�۪t affected by the problem, these planes have had a great deal of trouble with cracks in the wings.

Engine Failure- A string of General Electric engine failures created the need for close inspections of all Boeing 787 aircraft.

The Hot Debate Between Airbus and Boeing

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After the sweeping win of Airbus at Paris Air Show 2013 in the number of orders, We created this infographic to see how these two aviation companies compare now:
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