DfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1049 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4936 times:
737 is on a roll...
Two thoughts, one:
If I had the time to plot A320 vs. 737NG "dominance," I swear it would appear as a sine curve, the "prefered" product seems to change on an biannual period. I doubt Boeing has recouperated the lost ground yielded to major A320 wins (Air Berlin, Asian LCCs, ect) through 2003-2004, but the recent 737NG orders are promising. At least the Airbus spanking has slowed down
Very interesting that the first Libyian order goes to Boeing. I suspect more orders from Lybia...
RedDragon From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2004, 1135 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4650 times:
I'd echo all of what DfwRevolution said... just that he was quicker and more articulate than I would've been
The periodic shift between Boeing and Airbus in this market isn't something I've considered explicitly before, but it does seem to happen every couple of years doesn't it? Clearly there's some strange aspect to the bread-and-butter ranges that doesn't affect both manufacturers' larger aircraft... strange!
Avt007 From Canada, joined Jul 2000, 2132 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4218 times:
Anyone who expects a logical decision from LAA (Late As Always), hasn`t had the dubious pleasure of working with Libyans. What they need will only be a small factor in the decision. What Qaddafi wants, what the heads of LAA want, and most important of all, who offer the biggest kickback (baksheesh is the local term), will settle the order. Throw in some blatant sucking up to the
USA, and who knows? I have flown LAA and Buraq, and Buraq is the better of the two, although not a great airline by most standards. I know they are hoping to get some new contracts flying to various oilfields in the desert, and a 738 would be a nice change from the 727s they operate now.