FlyAUA From Austria, joined May 2005, 4604 posts, RR: 57 Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7927 times:
Quoting A360 (Reply 4): Wow! those are some great analists... even a baby could predict that, since Boeing already shows more than 700 signed orders on their website, and airbus almost 500 (from 31st of october)...
Well the year is not over yet... what is obvious though is that this was a GREAT year for both Airbus and Boeing
Astuteman From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 9137 posts, RR: 96 Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3876 times:
Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 15): Soon. Boeing is already predicting '06 will not see the kinds of orders '05 did. I'm not sure what Airbus' take is on the coming year.
1600 or so orders is obviously unsustainable.
If you look at both manufacturers market forecasts, the average order take per year should be in the 800 - 1000 range.
AFAIK, this year is a catch-up year following 3 quiet ones.
Interestingly, both manufacturers expect to be up around 450 deliverys each by 2007/2008
Not at all. Over the past week I saw many criticise some of the Airbus orders such as ALAFCO & TAP which were announced, as they were "previously announced" and the contract was only being "firmed", or whatever excuse the relevent cheerleader so chose to wave their pom poms in their victory dance.
Both of these 787 orders were previously booked as unidentified on Boeing's site. ILFC was the worst kept secret when it came to the 787 UFO order though LcaL was a surprise, it was still on Boeing's book's since May.
IMHO both manufacturer's have done exceedingly well with Boeing benefitting from EK's order and potentially having a higher dollar value added to their backlog as oppossed to Airbus receiving orders for more frames for their backlog. Either way, what a show. I never anticipated this many orders after the activity we've seen so far this year. Fair play to them both and may we, as enthusiast's, enjoy the benefits for many years to come.
Not to nitpick, but the 80 orders may not be for just 737s. For example, I've been told that the 787 has won over the A350 at Shenzhen Airlines. They want 10, and most likely will be included in the 80 that are still to come.
Is the breakdown of these 70 aircraft already known and who the recieving airlines are? There are still 45 737's not firmed up, ordered by 2 chinese airlines earlier this year. They might well be all or partially included in those 70, that could bring the total of new orders down to just 25.