DAL767400ER From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 5721 posts, RR: 50 Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 973 times:
I doubt it, as I can't see too many orders being booked. With the DAE order booked, it can go to 135 orders, putting it at only 18 less, but at the same time, we have 26 UFO 777s, and my belief is that most 777 orders for the rest of the year will just be identifications of UFOs, as is the case with the 2 additional 77Ws KLM confirmed today. Though no doubt 2007 will at least be the second best year for the 777, and won't be beaten in the future.
RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4175 posts, RR: 30 Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 958 times:
Statistically, with over two dozen orders left to go in order to make it the best year ever, it doesn't look likely. That's over 20% more orders needed in the next six weeks than what's been recorded in the prior 46 weeks.
Of course, who would have thought Boeing would be sitting on their third record-breaking sales year in a row? So anything is possible.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 26697 posts, RR: 83 Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 924 times:
I imagine at this point Boeing isn't going to chase records so while they could likely close some deals if they were willing to sweeten the pot, they will not.
However, over the next few years, we might just see a 150+ 777 order year. As the A350 starts to fill it's backlog and Boeing defines it's own 777 replacement, airlines will look to the 777 for their interim lift needs just as they now look to the A330 to tide them over while they wait for their 787s.