Boeing, Airbus compete for orders at air show

Ivan Schwartz
June 20, 2017

New technology orders and commitments will now include 136 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft together with 23 Boeing B787-9 aircraft. "Nearly 40% of the planes will go to customers in Asia, driven heavily by booming air traffic in China", Wall continues. CALC now has a strong team in place that is looking to capture global opportunities, and we are actively expanding and diversifying our fleet portfolio to meet the varying needs of airlines customers in this dynamic market.

The Max series of jets are created to be a more fuel-efficient version of the workhorse 737, Boeing's most popular commercial plane.

"The 737 MAX with 197 seats provides Ryanair with the ideal solution for its additional capacity requirements as it strives to carry 200 million passengers per year by the middle of the next decade", said Ihssane Mounir, senior vice president, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The Max 10, which will be Boeing's first new model since the unveiling of the 777X series at the Dubai Air Show in 2013, will be five-and-a-half feet longer than the Max 9, now the biggest member of the re-engined 737 family, which was launched alongside the Max 7 and 8 in 2011.

On the individual capacity segments, Tinseth said the company expects little requirement for very large aircraft, namely the 747-8 and Airbus A380, while narrowbodies continue to lead global demand, particularly given the projected continued strength of the low-priced carrier (LCC) segment in emerging markets.

Macron, who wants France to become more tech-savvy and comes off a big electoral win, tried on a virtual reality headset, and checked out Airbus satellites, a drone created to inspect planes and a turbo-generator for hybrid-energy jets. Around 65% of the European aircraft maker's single-aisle deals past year were for the largest version.

Orders and commitments for new commercial jets from Boeing Co.

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Boeing, however, is expected to say at the Paris show that demand for mammoth planes such as the A380 and its own 747 is moribund. Now the USA plane maker is striking back.

Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Okay Airways announced today an order for 15 737 MAX airplanes, valued at $1.8 billion at current list prices.

Big narrowbodies are particularly important for future profits. The A380plus could carry 80 more passengers and fly slightly farther.

Boeing's Max 10 can seat up to 230 passengers. Much air cargo nowadays goes in the belly of wide-body passenger planes rather than freighters.

Airbus isn't ready to cede its lead, though.

Like all of Boeing's 737 MAX models, the MAX 10 incorporates the latest technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines, Advanced Technology winglets, the Boeing Sky Interior, large flight deck displays, and other improvements to deliver superior efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. "They do have a slightly lower price on their airplane", he said, "but you get what you pay for".

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