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May 28, 2024
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As we approach the year end, it is clear that Airbus can’t catch Boeing in orders for the year.  Today’s order for 50 A321s is great news for Airbus because all orders are good – especially because the A321 has become the diamond of its single-aisle family. But this order only brings Airbus, roughly, to 50% of Boeing’s orders YTD.

We prefer to focus on deliveries.  This is because airlines and lessors like to order an aircraft, and then convert the model when metal gets cut.  Ordering a small model means a lower deposit.  It’s an old game.

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Addison Schonland
Co-Founder AirInsight. My previous life includes stints at Shell South Africa, CIC Research, and PA Consulting. Got bitten by the aviation bug and ended up an Avgeek. Then the data bug got me, making me a curious Avgeek seeking data-driven logic. Also, I appreciate conversations with smart people from whom I learn so much. Summary: I am very fortunate to work with and converse with great people.