I personally think US companies have increasing pressure to buy US products. The whole Trump "America first" has gained massive support by the common folk. Boeings would never have enforced the dumping rule without Trump at the helm. Boeings reputation tanked around the world but most US citizens have sided with Boeing.
I can see this having a massive affect in the short term. We won't see any major Airbus orders from the US3 while Trump is in office. For most airline deals the Airbus and Boeing offers would be very close, so politics can easily push the deal in favour of the local manufacturers.
It definitely wont get to the point where the US3 cancels existing Airbus orders, but they could cancel options or defer delivery.
No chance of A330's for UA.
I'm five days late to this comment but had to chime in. This is so incredibly short sighted. Not only has this been disproven by other members, airlines are in it to make money. Patriotism doesn't make money and the vast majority of flyers have a) no clue who makes the plane they are on until they (if they) read the safety card and b) will remember "oh, our fearless leader said not to by from airline XYZ because they don't buy American." Instead, they will purchase based on ticket price and then schedule.
Where is the talk about the 767-400ER being orphans.
All over this forum. I agree that has been rather silent here but we have countless threads on the inadequacies of the 764. I personally find it my favorite 767 but alas, that didn't save it...
Now we read something that supports the idea that UA is looking at A338:
Questions continue to swirl on the feasibility of the timeline put forward by Boeing for its proposed New Mid-market Airplane (NMA), with some questioning whether the aircraft will be ready by 2025.
"I'm not so sure it'll show up in the 2024-25 period," said Andrew Levy, chief financial officer of United Airlines, on the NMA in an interview with FlightGlobal on the sidelines of an industry conference in San Diego earlier in March.
As a result, the Chicago-based carrier is not building its fleet plan around the proposed widebody being available by 2025, he says. United is looking at nearer-term alternatives, including the Airbus A321LR and Airbus A330-800neo, to replace some of its 128 Boeing 757s and 767s, two models that the NMA is designed to replace.
Such a move by United would be a blow to Boeing, as the airline is a long-standing loyal customer that has long sought a new aircraft in the NMA's market segment.
This indeed is a blow to Team B.
Interesting to see if they try to fight this fire, or realizes that they can't.
Maybe this is why we saw the leak of the NMA rendering.
Ref: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... fl-446689/
I would suggest this could be a negotiation tactic to get a better price from Boeing but for what? Seems the 763 has been ruled out, 737MAX? - doesn't really fill that gap, 787 seems like too much capacity. Not sure what play Boeing has here unless they offer the 787 ridiculously cheap to the point UA can't refuse similar to the 737 deal a few years ago.
United is not interested in Airbus, face it. If they were they would have ordered it long before this thread became a topic. They are a Boeing company and will continue to order them. There will be some interim replacements, but they have pretty much already stated they will be the launch customer of the 797. Sorry A fans, no matter how much you want its not going to happen.
It's posts like these that get me to respond. How in the world do you know what is going on at UA and why they won't order Airbus? I'll use the prime example that is often cited - AA's order for 321s. That was never going to happen but it did. When there really is only one ideal choice (baring some crazy low ball from Boeing for a not-ideal fit plane), you have to admit it would make sense for UA to order the A330-800. I have no hard evidence to back up my statements which is why I won't include any definitive language. As in the other comments re: MAGA, this is just a short-sighted comment.
Just my 2 cents.
Don't sweat the little things.