Checklist787 wrote:Carlos01 wrote:Strato2 wrote:
You'd hope so since the A321 presently has a wing from the 80's. This astonishing fact reveals that that if Airbus decides to rewing the A320 series it will have Boeing on the ropes.
I really hope Airbus will do just that. At the same time I hope that Boeing will get extra-lot of bashing from all directions. Only then would Boeing realize that they actually have to do something disruptive, nothing lukewarm will save them. Boeing has the capability to do that, if they just choose to get serious. That would mean a really awesome new product family - which in turn would force Airbus to respond with something equally awesome.
The current somewhat stable duopoly is killing innovation, just like monopoly. The airlines are happy with 5-10% better economy - so the manufacturers don't need to do anything more than that.
Unless this hope is not justified. Currently the 737MAX has a smaller, lighter wing than the A320neo.
With the MAX10 from below and the NMA-6 and NMA-7 the A321neo will be contained. Boeing is very serious about this.
This is why, he is certainly preparing something very soon ...
Don't you think the reality is more something like: with the A321neo (all variants) and 737 MAX 9 & MAX 10 from below, and the A330neo and potentially a Next Gen 767 from above, the yet-to-be-revealed NMA is contained???
See, I even included Boeing's own product, cause you can't ignore them.
Plain and simple: the NMA market is not there, too small and/or already covered by existing products. That's why the business case was never closed, the aircraft never offered for sale (despite years of "it's about to happen") and that Boeing themselves (you know, the ones who actually know what the NMA is supposed to be and which market it's supposed to fill) is saying they're going back to the drawing board.