The rest of the world's aircraft combined is similar in size to the US fleet. So I don't think Boeing is too worried about non us sales that the C series might be hawking.
Far from it. North America is the largest, but is leading Asia by less than 200 planes (so actually, the US alone would be smaller, since the figure includes Canada and Mexico). Future forecasts also show a slightly different picture, with the US being relegated to a distant second:https://www.statista.com/statistics/262 ... worldwide/
Where did I say something wrong? I said SIMILAR in size. And that was just a guess.
The "similar" is fundamentally wrong. Which is what I think has led to your conclusion IMO also being wrong.
The current fleet is c. 23 000 aircraft of which 7 000 are in "North America".
If the USA is 80% of that figure, say 5 500 aircraft, that leaves 17 500 aircraft in the rest of the world.
In other words only 1 in 4 of today's fleet is in the USA.
VSMUT is right though. Today's fleet is not the issue. Future sales are.
If you follow his link, in the next 20 years, the fleet will be some 47 000 aircraft of which 10 000 will be in "North America".
Again, if USA is 80% of that figure, i.e. 8 000 aircraft, that leaves 39 000 aircraft in the rest of the world
In other words only 1 in 6 of the future fleet will be in the USA.
You don't think Boeing should be too worried about non-US sales?
Their behaviour says they're not. They probably should be.
IMO the current protectionist stance over the C-Series is a Genie they've let out of the bottle that is never going to go back in.
And I don't think it will be good for Boeing in the long term.