keesje wrote:VS11 wrote:
Nothing new really. We have known about Boeing’s dilemma for over a decade now. We are still waiting for Boeing’s move.
- 737 lost marketshare since MAX launch
- 737-7 & 737-9 had to be upgraded to keep customers
- Airbus bought A220 & started selling, working toward 14/month in a few years
- Boeing invested in Embraer
- "w'll stay with you whatever happens" customers are a dying breed
- A321 remains a runaway success with little competition
- airlines refused to put money on the table for an oval WB at NB costs
- Big MAX customer are scratching their heads. https://www.npr.org/2019/06/10/731385440/poll-shows-travelers-still-fear-737-max-as-boeing-tries-to-get-it-back-in-the-ai?t=1560514234055
Marketplace is always changing. But in terms of how to respond, Boeing’s dilemma has been the same for the past decade - clean sheet NSA? Clean sheet NMA? Can one design fit both markets? I remember these same questions discussed here for a long time.