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June 25, 2024
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Airbus has a lot riding on its A330neo program.  This aircraft, in combination with the A321neo, provide airlines with a compelling solution to the widely defined middle of the market.  Even Boeing is apparently looking at two models for it.

Whereas Boeing is working on a design but has nothing announced, Airbus has two aircraft to show.  Airbus has another advantage, the A321neo is handily outselling the MAX models it competes with.  Airlines know that the Boeing solution is likely to follow the 787 thinking – a new design, with lots of technology and lighter materials.  But do airlines need this technology?  More importantly, will they pay for it?

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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.