Stitch wrote:seabosdca wrote:WIederling wrote:Near 100% of the 777X order book was filled in the initial selling campaign at no doubt rather "attractive" pricing. That is a larger percentage of overall orders than we saw with the 787 : 400..450 frames gifted away to show strong customer interest early.
I can only imagine the names you would call me if I characterized A350 launch orders as aircraft "gifted away."
Airbus matched 787 pricing in early A350 RFPs to better improve their chances of a win. So during that time, A350s that won were sold at the same "give away" price as the 787's that won.
Also some of Airbus's A350xwb orders stem from contracts made on the very different A350 Mk1. While the order contracts had to be renegotiated when going from MK1->XWB the margins of some of those are probably razor thin.