PanAm_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4238 posts, RR: 88
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4550 times:
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Quoting UALMMFlyer (Thread starter): any expected orders to be finalized and announced from A and B before holiday starts?
In my opinion, yes. Though I believe that some announcements could be further identification of UFOs which Boeing have listed. There are still some RFPs which will be finalised too, Vueling of Spain as an example and we still await AV.
Quoting Scouseflyer (Reply 1): I'm not sure but I'm sure that there will be some that just pop-up out of nowhere
Yes, expect the finalisation of a lot of recently and not so recently announced LoIs and pending orders. For an idea as to whom maybe behind some of these I suggest a visit to the following A.net thread which is continually updated by Hamlet69 and other members and very accurate.
Osiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3225 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4534 times:
I doubt we'll see too much of a mad flurry. Both manu's are ahead of forecast by a wide margin.
Additionally Airbus has pretty much concede the order race this year, so I don't think they will push too hard.
Imho Boeing is unlikely to announce any 787 orders for the balance of the year. They are more likely to save those and 777 orders for next year when the 350 will be getting some orders. No point pushing something big up 2 weeks and starving early 07 numbers.
I don't care what you think of my opinion. It's my opinion, so have a nice day :)
NYC777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 5861 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4490 times:
Quoting Osiris30 (Reply 4): No point pushing something big up 2 weeks and starving early 07 numbers.
Agreed, and I think Airbus will be doing the same thing as they've already conceded the '06 orders race. Tehy would want to get a headstart on the '07 race.
Mind you all this order's race stuff and who get's the most orders is PR and marketing. In the end it's more important what goes out the hanger door. Airlines cancel and defer orders based on their financial situation. Right now Airbus has thegreater production by about 30-35 units over Boeing. However when the 787s and 748I start coming off the line that cold very well change.