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by Lewton
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49174

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

Swiss is certainly a nicer experience, especially on the new A220s which now exclusively operate the route out of GVA. They are also much cheaper on most days... clearly BA feels they can make more money elsewhere What aircraft is Swiss using on the ZRH-LCY route? Like on ZRH-BHX, they use E190s op...

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by Lewton
Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 49174

Re: Swiss Aviation Thread - 2019

British Airways is reducing both ZRH and GVA from LCY the coming Winter. Is Swiss winning the battle between LCY and Switzerland? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/285576/ba-cityflyer-w19-service-adjustments-as-of-24jul19/ Swiss is certainly a nicer experience, especially on the new...

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by Lewton
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 95090

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

Thanks Amiga500.

And one more question: is it in the end a firm order or still a MOU?
I am asking because on Air France website 60 firm orders are mentioned but this thread's title mentions a MOU.

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by Lewton
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022
Replies: 559
Views: 95090

Re: AF signs MOU for 60 A220 plus 30 options and 30 purchase rights, A380's to be retired by 2022

What is the difference between the 30 options and the 30 purchase rights?

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by Lewton
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 4415

Re: Airbus airliners name conventions

The thread got some very interesting answers, but this is the most interesting of all. I have explained here before, it was because of Government launch aid: after this is paid back, the Governments take a levy on every aircraft sold. For example the UK Government gets a levy on every A320 series ai...

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by Lewton
Mon Jul 29, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus airliners name conventions
Replies: 27
Views: 4415

Airbus airliners name conventions

Does anyone know why the A320 family models use names like A319, A320 etc, while for the rest of the families it is always the same model number and then it is differentiated with -200, -300 etc? To explain it more, we all know: A318 A319ceo/neo A320ceo/neo A321ceo/neo But then in A330 we have: A330...

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by Lewton
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10227

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Awesome news. The A350 needs more orders from operators that will respect it and not pack 400+ people inside it. Who packs 400+ people into the A359? Sorry, I had the A330neo in mind. :lol: But still, given the rumours about 10-abreast A350, it is important to sell it to operators that will respect...

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by Lewton
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China announces 20x A359 order
Replies: 33
Views: 10227

Re: Air China announces 20x A359 order

Awesome news.
The A350 needs more orders from operators that will respect it and not pack 400+ people inside it.

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by Lewton
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Qatar Airways has firmed up the order for 5 777F that was 1st announced in Paris. https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130476 So this is the big news that Trump was announcing yesterday? He made it sound like some huge new order, while in fact they went there only to sign an a...

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by Lewton
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

sergegva wrote:
A320neo: -229
A321neo: +359
(total for a320 family: 130 new orders)

Where do you see that?
I see +73 for the A320neo and 57 for the A321neo.

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by Lewton
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flyadeal cancels 737 max Commitment
Replies: 72
Views: 14912

Re: Flyadeal cancels 737 max order

And the A320neo has better availability? They might simply lease A320ceo and/or A320neo. So it is not a matter of "Airbus being able to deliver faster" but a matter of what is available for them to get somehow. And no, don't tell me that in this case they could also lease 737NG. It is a t...

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by Lewton
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 758
Views: 132377

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I am also for a 777-10 instead of 777-8, but can the 777 be stretched further and still be safe to fly?

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by Lewton
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12385

Re: European LCC

These discussions tend to get confused because there are a number of small regional players and ‘LCCs’ embedded in the major groups. The four big independent LCCs are ( 2018 passenger numbers from Wikipedia ) Ryanair 139.2 million EasyJet 88.04 million Norwegian 37.34 million Wizz 33.81 million All...

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by Lewton
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385642

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Additionally, if the worst case scenario for Boeing happens, and the MAX is never again allowed to fly, then Boeing will obviously build an amazing new modern small aircraft from scratch, which will crash the A230neo and will force Airbus too to spend billions in order to develop a really new moder...

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by Lewton
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 385642

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Seems Boeing's suggestion that it can be fixed via software is yet another opportunity for Boeing to disappoint should it not be fixable via software. If it is not fixable by software and a new chip with a new architecture is needed then this already enormous tragedy will go off the scales, and we'...

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by Lewton
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12832

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

What will happen to their longhaul flights from DUS? Will Lufthansa continue to operate them under their own brand? What exactly in the phrase "commercial responsibility for Eurowings long-haul services to be transferred to the Network Organization in future" do you not understand? I can ...

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by Lewton
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12385

Re: European LCC

Great to see Lufthansa putting some order in the Eurowings mess.
Also great to see Brussels Airlines staying as a network airline of the group. I hope there has not been any permanent damage done yet.

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by Lewton
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN, Update on Fleet Development
Replies: 91
Views: 12832

Re: Lufthansa Capital Markets Day - Changes to EW, SN

finnishway wrote:
What will happen to their longhaul flights from DUS? Will Lufthansa continue to operate them under their own brand?


What exactly in the phrase "commercial responsibility for Eurowings long-haul services to be transferred to the Network Organization in future" do you not understand?

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by Lewton
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16769

Re: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?

If I were Airbus, I would have just sat quietly, taken the moral high ground, and watched as IAG/Boeing dug themselves out of another mess with the invevitable legal challenges from market authorities/shareholders, etc... Which authority would care if IAG asked Airbus for an offer? They are not a s...

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by Lewton
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124587

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

I would think that the A321XLR would be perfect for Iceland Air. Maybe I missed a comment earlier, but is there a reason why they wouldn't want to order this type? Even with the economy being down and them just surviving the fare war with WOW, placing the order now would seem to make sense. The XLR...

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by Lewton
Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124587

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

where is the much rumoured AA XLR order?! Murmurings that a major order will be coming from one of the US3 at 9am Eastern time, to coincide with stock markets/business days, I'd expect this to be American if it does come to fruition, but equally United and Delta have been linked to Airbus orders at...

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by Lewton
Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87283

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Not unless Boeing develop containerised baggage handling for the 737 as BA cannot unload loose bags at Heathrow T5 BA will be basing the 737 at LGW, so that should render any concerns about containerized cargo handling at LHR re: 737 as moot. British Airways, or IAG for that matter, will not place ...

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by Lewton
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87283

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

gatibosgru wrote:

The order is a win for everyone involved honestly, including Airbus.

I agree.

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by Lewton
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87283

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Great (and very surprising news); I am wondering which airlines in the IAG group will operate it. BA has pretty much committed to the Neo; IB is an Airbus carrier; Vueling likewise; I can't see EI operating short haul Boeings in the near or medium term (though they need to renew their short haul fl...

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by Lewton
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87283

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

Waterbomber2 wrote:
Brexit chess move in the face of the EU regulators.

Yes, because we all know that companies make business decisions in order to make political statements.

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by Lewton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR
Replies: 399
Views: 69196

Re: Updated: Airbus announcing A321XLR

mikejepp wrote:
If this plane will fly 8+ hour flights, one would assume it needs provisions for augmented crews / crew rest. Anyone know anything about the plan for that? Will it have some kind of bunk or something?

Come on, that is too much.
I am very happy for Airbus but 8+ hours in an A321?
The horror.

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by Lewton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 87283

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Boeing News and Orders Thread

So Boeing decided to save its big orders for the next days of the show?

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by Lewton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124587

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

Have they clarified what the "modified landing gear" is?

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by Lewton
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread
Replies: 475
Views: 124587

Re: Paris Air Show 2019: Airbus News and Orders Thread

VS Airbus order expected shortly, I would suspect A330neo. EDIT - Now official 14 A330-900neo plus 6 options. Deliveries between 2021-24 A really good steal for Airbus - placing A330neos with an existing 787 customer. DIdn’t expect that ( yes I heard the rumors of the VS order). How is it a steal i...

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by Lewton
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66916

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

make that 23%. 6506 to 5008 ordered frames neo to MAX 6500/11500 is 56% 5000/11500 is 43% That's a 13% difference. A bit more than what I remembered off the top of my head, but not 23% different That is not 13% difference. You might say that it is 13 percentage points of market share more. The diff...

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by Lewton
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66916

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

the 321xlr seems to be a hit. I wonder why airbus is so reticent for a rewing though? surely the investment would be worth it The 321 was already outselling Boeing by far. They were in no need to rush things as they were making plenty of money. the a320 leads the nb market, but only by like 8%. why...

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by Lewton
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements
Replies: 361
Views: 66916

Re: Paris Airshow 2019, Expectations, Gossip, Announcements

I reckon Boeing will book at least 1 777x customer and 1 - 2 new 787 customers and a couple of 787 top ups including new customer for 78J. I also think Airbus will get 1-2 new A350 customers including an order for A35K and possibly more A330 Neo customers onto the books. I would predict 2-3 airline...

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by Lewton
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY
Replies: 18
Views: 4185

Re: LEVEL load factor drops to 82.6% from 90.9% in May YoY

LEVEL is so much better to fly with than Wizz. Wizz screams cheap. LEVEL feels decidedly upmarket for being a LCC, and they consistently offer good fares. Their aircrafts are immaculate and crews well groomed, professional and multilingual. The upmarket low cost carrier strikes back. Let me think.....

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by Lewton
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European LCC
Replies: 107
Views: 12385

Re: European LCC

Flown Eurowings twice in the past year from Hamburg. It was never because we chose specifically to fly with them, only because they offered the best combination (price and schedule) for where we wanted to go. As long as they keep offering the best combination we'll choose them again. If not, sorry. ...

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by Lewton
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Momo1435, you wrote:
"-71 737 MAX (Jet Airways)
2019 ASC 606 Changes for the 737 went from -196 to -131. That's a reduction of 65, so it's not a 1 on 1 reduction to the new cancellation. "


So 65 of the 71 cancellations are from Jet and the remaining are from some other airline?

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by Lewton
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Hasn't it burst already?
2018 was significantly lower than 2016 and 2017.

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by Lewton
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

keesje wrote:
Lewton wrote:
So it was a good month for Airbus as the total orders went up. :twisted:


Yes. Let's hope June will be better.

I certainly hope so, especially for some widebody orders.
However most orders from Paris will probably not appear in the books for some months.

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by Lewton
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

So it was a good month for Airbus as the total orders went up. :twisted:

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by Lewton
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Geoff1947 wrote:
Looks like 10x 359s cancelled, don’t know who.

Where does it look like that?

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by Lewton
Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/ ... eries.html
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Just 1 order in May for Airbus, but at least looks like they did not had any cancellations.

https://www.airbus.com/aircraft/market/ ... eries.html

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by Lewton
Tue May 21, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase
Replies: 246
Views: 37555

Re: A220 gets 2.3T MTOW increase

So the airlines that bought the "first generation" CS300/A220 got an inferior product?

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by Lewton
Mon May 20, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

True, but what is confusing me is the - 4.
So instead of 200 risky orders, Boeing recorded 4 cancellations and 196 risky orders?

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by Lewton
Sun May 19, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

http://active.boeing.com/commercial/ord ... iew+Report
After March the total sales for 737 MAX was 5012, now it is 5008.
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Are the numbers in that page from Boeing's corporate site wrong then?
http://active.boeing.com/commercial/ord ... iew+Report
After March the total sales for 737 MAX was 5012, now it is 5008.

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by Lewton
Wed May 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders
Replies: 201
Views: 58366

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Orders

Where are the orders?
Pretty slow year so far....

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by Lewton
Wed May 08, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 55
Views: 8318

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

They need to do considerably better in the rest of the year if they want to deliver more than 800 aircraft.
But last year they were even lower at this point and managed to deliver way more in the last months.

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by Lewton
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Jetblue Announces Flights to London from JFK and BOS from 2021
Replies: 947
Views: 142059

Re: Jetblue “Save the Date” All Hands - April 10

Do you expect them to order additional A321LR or convert some of the existing A321neo?

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by Lewton
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries
Replies: 55
Views: 8318

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2019 Deliveries

Thanks for the breakdown Someone83. So it looks like Boeing put some extra resources into widebodies since it had to produce less 737s? Or maybe it was anyway going to be that many widebodies in March. What resources would be transferable between BFI and Everett?? So it was indeed planned to delive...

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