As the dust settles from Farnborough, the two big OEMs continue to jostle for advantage in the twin-aisle market. For them the show never ends – campaigns continue until the next big event.
We decided to take a look at where the Super Twin market is now. Assembling the data requires some creativity. For example, not all the 777X orders are yet defined by model, and the same applies to some of the A330neo orders. In putting the data together, we have placed the undefined orders with the larger models. The primary reason is because that’s where the momentum seems to lie, with a trend towards larger aircraft with better seat-mile economics. We also dropped the A350-800 from the data, as this program is down to 26 orders that Airbus is trying to switch, and essentially now cancelled in favor of the A330-800neo.