|Quoting NYC777 (Thread starter):|
Total Boeing Orders for 2007 is at 70 airplanes. All but 3 are widebodies. Go figure!
|Quoting DAYflyer (Reply 4):|
Where have all the 737 orders gone off too?
Did the rumor about the potential replacement spook everybody? Or is the backlog that long?
Well, you can't "UFO" a plane that isn't launched...
It very well may be that Boeing announces the 797 at this years Le Bourget show. 2 months in and only 3 follow-on 737 orders is suspicious in any book, when previous years have seen 600+ 737 orders each year. Even in a "down year" you'd expect 50 or so 737 orders announced by this time, if not booked...
are "waiting in the wings" for the new plane. WN
would order many, DL
is likely to announce a large aircraft order and replacement plan as they exit BK this summer (in time for Paris?), AA
also needs to replace a ton of MD80s in due time, and 757s as well. Those three alone would sell out much of the first few years, with CO
also in the wings to replace the remaining 733s and 735s with something, and start replacing their 757s. AS
also needs to replace older 737s.
And that's just USA based airlines, and it ignores NW
and US, who could be swayed from the A320 if the product is right and Airbus doesn't have a viable A320NG in response, and they all have 757s that need replacing and the A321 (nor the 739ER for that matter) doesn't cut it for some uses...
Of all the things to worry about... the Wookie has no pants.