scouseflyer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2006, 3393 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
My predictions for the Airbsu figures are;
- if there isn't loads of cancellations that A will sell more WB than B in 2010 (787 and 747 were negative last year)
- B may well sell more NB aircraft
- A will likely have the larger value for net sales last year
What will be interesting though is if the A380s for OZ are booked this year or last.
Quote: Airbus exceeded 500 orders and 500 deliveries during 2010, although the airframer will not disclose full details of its tally until next week.
He also said that orders exceeded deliveries. However, unless Airbus booked over 112 sales in December, I suspect he's talking about gross numbers. At the end of November Airbus had 440 gross, 388 net sales.
So, the 'crown' for total net sales numbers will undoubtedly go to Boeing, but Airbus's order value will be a lot higher. While the 737 has had a stand-out year, Boeing only added 49 widebodies. At the end of November Airbus had 160 net widebodies, so they will have massively outsold Boeing on the higher-margin widebody side.
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana!