“I feel really good about where we’re at. And yes, they have sold more airplanes than we have,” he said, in a brief side interview after his presentation to the Seattle Rotary. “But at this point in time, I’m not concerned about it.”
“It’s a long road. We’ve got 26 customers today for the Max. There are over 300 that operate the 737 airplane out there,” Wojick said. Many of the airlines, he said, haven't made their decisions yet about which planes they'll choose for their fleets.
Wojick added the 737 MAX is going to be "a 20-year program at least".
"A lot of people have not voted yet," Wojick said. "It’s going to be a 20-year program at least. So we’ve got a long time to play this game out.”
An interesting piece of information is the 20-year lifetime for the MAX program. There is no business case for an 737 MAX successor as long as oil remains cheap.
[Edited 2016-01-18 07:45:47]