Yet the NEO's backlog is amazing. It is getting the engines going. Pratt is having EIS issues, but will do well before MAX EIS.
Some is Airbus and Boeingtrying to kill off the C-series. They could succeed. NEO+MAX+C-series+MC-21+C919 will be too much. Let us see how the market develops. I have my favorites.
|Quoting Egerton (Reply 3):|
Today, wise airlines will continuing to order more proven 'old tech' models rather than pay a premium price for un-proven 'new tech'.
I heard that when the 737NG came out. Then watched demand shift to the newer aircraft.
You do realize the new engines have predictive maintenance. Currently it is 90% 'reactive' maintenance. Maintenance That hat customers never know about is cheaper than maintenance they do.
You do realize CFM is having trouble selling their last slots? CFM would live to keep the engines in volume production. So would Pratt with the V2500. The market has demanded a fast switch.
Thanks to the healthy backlog, Airbus could ramp production faster, but only if customers settled for older engines, in particular the CFM-56 (CFM's scale would allow them to keep more production going than Pratt/IAE).
|Quoting Richards2K14 (Reply 26):|
Airbus FALs and Plants are also today in preparation for 60+ a month. A
The whole vendor chain, excluding CFM, is ready. CFM *must* ramp on both volume platforms with new materials and new manufacturing processes.
|Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 23):|
What puzzles me is that Airbus is only doing 6 frames a month at Mobile into the medium term. With the backlog they have I could get a C919 faster.
Exactly when are you betting on C919 EIS?
I have no confidence on certain subsystems.
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