Things happen so quick, very few people even a year ago were
talking about an economic downturn, especially in big-ticket civil aviation market.
So it's kinda sad that the 'cruising' days (no pun intended) for the industry are no longer the case at the moment, and it's time for a bit of wondering, even crystal-ball consulting
And in that kind of market climate yeah, it would
be remiss to assume sales of 500 or something like, as proof of 'success'. Maybe have to be happy with just a few hundred, here or there, for the time being anyway.
And maybe even all those expected big CO, DL and UA orders get put off, perhaps even for a few years, until more money rolls in to pay for 'em or the existing 76 fleet needs upgrading, whichever comes first.