lightsaber wrote:kevin5345179 wrote:lightsaber wrote:If Boeing discounts and Airbus doesn't, then volume shifts to Boeing and Airbus starts seeing more contentious customer relations.
Aircraft are building up, 60 per prior link. If too pricey, airlines will find any excuse to not accept and delay deposits.
Both are reducing production.
The A320NEO has more pricing power, but the A350 and A330NEO just lost that. If AirAsia is not accepting A320NEO, than the A330NEO won't be picked up either.
I guess my previous point was no one wants widebodies today and the problem for Boeing is that's the sole source of cash flow. I disagree the volume shift will happen as majority of airlines just don't want widebodies and the remaining ones hardly make much difference.
Today no airlines want widebodies and for a few months of the restart. The MAX will eventually be certified and Boeing will find a price they sell at.
This is bad, but not the end for either company.
Boeing found a small discount would move the 787s. More will be required (not amount of discount, but everyone now expects it). This means the A350 will have to match as will the A330NEO.
When the MAX is recertified, the NEO must compete. While 2020 is very tough for Boeing, this makes 2021 very tough for Airbus. This is not a one way street.
Considering we are losing 500+ jobs per death, a decision is past due to restart. But that quickly goes off topic.
Can you please provide any proof why 2021 will be VERY tough for Airbus and not Boeing? It may not be a one way street but it works both ways.