PacoMartin wrote:keesje wrote:Thanks Paco for the factual statistics.
I did find another exception besides Air Canada.
Qatar Airways has 40 current jets from the A320 family and 20 historical ones, and only a single B737-200 from a long time ago. But they put an order in for 5 MAXes.
I don't know if that is a technical decision or a political one. Qatar Airways has an office in Trump's building in NYC and the order was placed only 7 weeks after Trump was elected POTUS.
There are anecdotal stories that champagne was flowing in the Airbus executive offices in summer 2011 when Boeing abandoned the NSA program and announced the MAX program. Even without the MAX crashes it looks like Airbus is destined to be the market leader in single-aisle jets. If Boeing is mostly selling the smaller jet (MAX-8) to existing customers, and Airbus is developing a commanding lead in the longer length and longer range variants, by the year 2030 they should have the lion's share of the market.
AFAIK, the Qatar Airways 737MAX order was for Air Italy, not Qatar Airways itself. They significantly postponed deliveries too. They ordered 20 originally.