Iwok From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1108 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
its not like the bonanza times of last year. So far we are way below last year's impressive rate, and it appears that there are not too many big battles this year. Maybe next year will be another good year; another round of US carriers placing orders, LH, BA, EK as well most likely.
Looks like a repeat of last year, albeit at lower volumes.
A317,8,9,20,21 out selling the 737 by almost 2:1
Boeing widesbodies outselling Airbus widebodies almost 2:1
1) 5x737-900ER for Spicejet. Good to see more of them being sold.
2) Gradma 744 continues to sell. Impressive!
3) Baby bus family selling like hot bananas!
4) Once again, solid 787-T7 performance.
My highly expert airchair-CEO views on this:
a) 737 replacement becoming a very very hot topic. I know everyone is still waiting for the new engine technology to become available, but I wonder how long the 737 will hold out. Boeing will need to move sooner that they current think on this model; wait to long and there will be others like Embraer to contend with.
b) A300, 310, 340 replacements needed ASAP! Create a modern fuselage, and redo the whole single deck double isle design. Not making the right decision, and designing the 350 around an obsolete airframe COULD prove to be the death, if not near death of Airbus. If BCA kicks off the 797 ATO this year, Airbus is going to need to move double quick on the midsize market. BIG BIG issue,
Manni From South Korea, joined Nov 2001, 4221 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
Justplanes is about the worst source there is, as pointed out by Hamlet in reply 3. If you have enough time on your hands have a look at last year orders page on their websit... you'll see even more evidence of how badly informed they are.
Iwok From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Everyone, thanks for posting to this thread. I was hoping to have a repeat of the famous "defeaning silence" threads from last year, but it appears as though my sources used to ingite the discussion are unreliable.