Another piece of journalism from the venerable Seattle post-Intelligencer
Has anyone else noticed a certain format in their articles:
1) Something interesting is happening in aviation...
2) Comments from aviation analyst (Mr. Nisbet or Mr. Aboulafia)
3) Boeing may well be edging Airbus out on this one!
An finally, yes the 777 is still a new model and will continue to generate a huge flow of cash to Boeing for many years to come. There's no question about this.
However, the article neglected to mention that the 345NG program still has more orders than the 777LR program. Neither program has been selling very fast recently, though, even taking the recession into account.