|Quoting flood (Reply 12):|
"The first available delivery slots in reasonable quantities are in 2019, but none of this is set in stone," Laurence Barron, president of Airbus China, told Reuters."
Wow... One more big order and slots will be only 2020 onward...
|Quoting Stitch (Reply 14):|
We're definitely entering another narrowbody bubble.
Hopefully the financiers and lessors learned their lesson with the last one, but then was some five years ago and memories are short.
True. There is a bit of over-ordering. But her is my thought. With enough improvement in fuel economy, there won't be as much 'hand me down' aircraft on the market. Before, narrowbodies were being scrapped at 25 to 27 years of age (excluding a few young examples). In today's high oil price environment, we're seeing earlier retirement. For example the scrapping the A318s and 736s. Once the NEO and MAX are out 'in number' (a quantity to debate on another thread), I think the same fate will befall the A319s and 73Gs. Not because they are bad aircraft, but in today's environment razor differences in the ability to generate revenue matter.
Note: I'm biased. My new job security is dependent of PurePower Sales.