CFBFrame From United States of America, joined May 2009, 531 posts, RR: 3 Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Outside of the UA narrowbody order, are there any major narrowbody orders coming down the pike? Reason for asking, if the industry has its major demand filled is this not a good time for the airframers to be offering a replacement a/c? I'm not looking to discuss the merits of a product offering, I'm more trying to understand whether the industry is at a order point/period where a new offering might be of greater interest for long term planning.
Consider an airline's current fleet of 100 a/c are less than 10 years old, so they may order a few a/c over the next 10 years but have no plans to procure a major replacement order for 10 to 15 years.
Stitch From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 32936 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2607 times:
RyanAir will likely pull the trigger on that 200-frame 737 order by year's end, I would imagine. They'll take delivery of all those planes before the "797" arrives, so I imagine they're working Boeing on being able to flip them (especially if Boeing does perform an interim re-engine) to give them the cash to place a co-launch order with Southwest Airlines for the "797".
CFBFrame From United States of America, joined May 2009, 531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2547 times:
You see that's what I was thinking that major long term fleet plans might be driving Boeing's interest in a replacement over a re-engine. On the side of Airbus, their major customers may be planning for fleet upgrades in the 2025 timeframe and a re-engine fits well with their customer strategies. That might also be the driver for Boeing to increase rates so their backlog is reduced to meet a changeover.