mjoelnir wrote:Polot wrote:mjoelnir wrote:
Probably Boeing with their higher percentage of more expensive widebodies.
It’s seems a bit odd to be bragging about Neo ramp up vs Max ramp up. It looks like Airbus is over the hump but I would not go around bragging about it and Airbus getting enough engines for deliveries (which all I can do is LOL)-they have both been terrible, especially with the Neo entering service 18 months before the Max and just now getting out it’s mess.
We were talking narrow bodies here. Anyway what wide body program at Boeing does show a profit as it is?
Yes Airbus was 30 neo deliveries short last year, But this year they have in the first 10 month delivered already 63 more narrow body frames, and I always exclude A220, than last year. November looked also good with over 60, we have not seen the final numbers yet, and if December 2018 compares to December 2017, we will see quite an impressive record of narrow body deliveries at Airbus.
Impressive, but if things had been going smoothly the number would be higher.
The A320neo program is further along than the Max. You can’t compare Max or Neo percentages of overall narrowbody deliveries in the same calendar year to judge quality of ramp up between the two companies. You need to compare apples to apples ie percentage in first year of production, percentage in 2nd year of production, etc.
You then have to consider things like how many of Airbus’s 2018 A320Neo deliveries should have been 2017 deliveries if things were ramping up smoothly. You are making the assumption that last year was a “good year.”