Burkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4249 posts, RR: 2 Reply 1, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3156 times:
A does not see this problem, two new A380 costumors and a bunch of large A320NEO orders done or in the pipe plus well selling A330s. There isn't a big topic about the 500 A320NEO orders by June for nothing. B got some very nice B737 orders late last year, and will get some again this year - provided they are able to communicate a longer range strategy. I can imagine some airlines are waiting what Boeing wants to do for 2019 before ordering A320NEO or B738.
European economy by the way is doing very well. In Germany usually the unemployment rate rises from January to February by 30.000 for seasonal effects, this year it went down by 10.000 - state of economy is extremely good. Problems are still in those countries where greedy bankers control the state and not ths state controls the greedy bankers.
frigatebird From Netherlands, joined Jun 2008, 1199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2783 times:
Quoting Stitch (Reply 3): I wonder if EY is going to replace those four cancelled 787-9s with more 777-200LRs and/or 777-300ERs.
Maybe EY is behind one of the UFO orders for 777's. Would make sense if they need lift on short(er) notice. Production increase for the 777 line should create a few new delivery slots airlines could use very well.
10,8% yearly growth in Chinese air travel, sounds very promising indeed. The latter article mentions the need for widebody aircraft and a possible A380 purchase for Hainan Airlines, IMO a bunch of A330 and 77W's seems certain.
For Air China, an order for A380's can't be too far away....
kanban From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 2468 posts, RR: 21 Reply 11, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
there seems to be this myth that airlines buy new planes just because they can (or because some A.neter wants to see a specific paint job on an unsuited bird... say an Alaska A380 with the salmon scheme )... maybe part of the sales picture so far is that there in little projected need by the airlines.. yah I know the manufacturers all see potential but realistically... Not only that several of the model pipelines are sold out for the next 3-5 years so what is the hurry? right now I would question the sanity of any order over 30 a/ps... by the time they are delivered, the whole market may have changed and low hour used may be flooding the market place... which is also a problem if you expected to ell the older units...