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Chances & Consequences Of A320NEO & 737MAX Delay?

Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:00 pm

With the initial success of Airbus new A320 NEO program, and the hundreds of orders piling up within just a few days/weeks of the announcement, it is no surprise that the A320 is the bestseller in Airbus. In a way Airbus was smart with their move. Obviously, Airbus and Boeing are the two biggest commerical plane makers, and a move by Airbus has been counter-met with a move by Boeing. Airbus's strategy was to re-engine the A320 with minor structural modifications--which forced Boeing to go for a similar move with their Boeing 737's.

The question is, with practically ALL new commercial planes created by Boeing and Airbus facing excessive delays (A380's, B787's, B748, A350 apparently...) what are the chances, of A and B facing delays with their A320NEO's and B737's?

Are there any indications that such a delay might happen? And what would the consequences of such a delay be?

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RE: Chances & Consequences Of A320NEO & 737MAX Delay?

Sun Oct 30, 2011 10:54 am

Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Airbus's strategy was to re-engine the A320 with minor structural modifications--which forced Boeing to go for a similar move with their Boeing 737's.
Quoting QatarA340 (Thread starter):
Are there any indications that such a delay might happen? And what would the consequences of such a delay be?

Like you said only minor structural modifications will be made to the NEO so it's doubtful that there could be delays like we've seen on the B787, B748 and A380.
I feel that the biggest risk lays with Engine manufactures. But with EIS planned for 2015 it sounds like more than enough time to work out any challanges

The MAX will probably undergo bigger structural modifications to accommodate the engines, but with planned EIS in 2017 it sounds like more than enough time to avoid serious delays.

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