its not like the bonanza times of last year. So far we are way below last year's impressive rate, and it appears that there are not too many big battles this year. Maybe next year will be another good year; another round of US carriers placing orders, LH, BA, EK as well most likely.
Airbus 2006 Orders
Yemenia: 6x A350
GoAir: 10x A320
Frontier: 10x A320, 4x A318, -8x A319
British Airways: 1x A320, 3x A321
Hamburg Internatl: 14x A319
Aer Lingus: 2x A330
ILFC: 2x A350-800, 2x A350-900
Volaris: 16x A319
Air One: 30x A320
Boeing 2006 Orders
Cargolux: 2x B747-400F
Kenya Airways: 6x B787-800
GOL: 2x B737-800
Spicejet: 5x B737-800, 5x B737-900ER
Aeromexico: 3x B737-700, 3x B737-800
AirTran: 1x B737
Southwest: 2x B737
Air China: 10x B737-800
Hainan Ailines: 4x B737
Shandong Airlines: 6x B737
Air India: 3x B777-200LR, 5x B777-300ER, 7x B787-800
Looks like a repeat of last year, albeit at lower volumes.
A317,8,9,20,21 out selling the 737 by almost 2:1
Boeing widesbodies outselling Airbus widebodies almost 2:1
1) 5x737-900ER for Spicejet. Good to see more of them being sold.
2) Gradma 744 continues to sell. Impressive!
3) Baby bus family selling like hot bananas!
4) Once again, solid 787-T7 performance.
My highly expert airchair-CEO views on this:
a) 737 replacement becoming a very very hot topic. I know everyone is still waiting for the new engine technology to become available, but I wonder how long the 737 will hold out. Boeing will need to move sooner that they current think on this model; wait to long and there will be others like Embraer to contend with.
b) A300, 310, 340 replacements needed ASAP! Create a modern fuselage, and redo the whole single deck double isle design. Not making the right decision, and designing the 350 around an obsolete airframe COULD prove to be the death, if not near death of Airbus. If BCA kicks off the 797 ATO this year, Airbus is going to need to move double quick on the midsize market. BIG BIG issue,