Posts Tagged “A320 NEO”

A320neo also delayed

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Airbus announced that its first A320neo will now be delivered in 2016.  We understand this will likely occur now before the end of January.   The A320neo program progressed very well through its test flights even with an engine hiccup.  Airbus decided to delay the handover to launch customer Lufthansa in agreement with Pratt & Whitney….

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Premium #163 – ENGINE CHOICES ON THE A320NEO: WILL THERE BE A MARKET SHARE SWING?

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Premium #163 – ENGINE CHOICES ON THE A320NEO:  WILL THERE BE A MARKET SHARE SWING?






The engine battle on the A320neo family is underway, and of the 3,678 orders to date for the family, decisions have been made for about 60% of orders, with 40% remaining undecided. The market share, as of March 19th, is shown in the following chart. Since undecided at 40% is the market share leader at…

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CFM LEAP – Maintaining momentum

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CFM LEAP – Maintaining momentum






It is our understanding that CFM’s LEAP is coming along according to plan. The program has had no unusual events to cause either OEMs or airlines any concerns. The promise of the LEAP is to deliver 15% improved fuel burn and 50% margin on NOx as well as a substantially lower noise footprint. The LEAP…

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Two non-competitve orders

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Two  non-competitve orders






To start off the week we have two announcements; Ryanair/Boeing and Azul/Airbus.  Both were non-competitive orders.  What make of them? Related posts: Azul’s pending A320neo order Delivery slots start to appear – implications are interesting Brazil’s Airlines Premium #204 – First Flight of the 737MAX – What it Means for Boeing

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Azul’s pending A320neo order

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In the business of buying airplanes, an airline will always seek the lowest cost.  Just as they do with every other production input – lowest cost wins every time.   So how is it that with the pending Azul order, “Boeing has not been given the opportunity to present a proposal for single-aisle airplanes“? On the…

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Single Aisle Orders

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Single Aisle Orders






The most brutal area of commercial aerospace is the single aisle market. Competition between Airbus and Boeing is fierce.  So fierce that new entrants rightly fear the news these giants are going to increase production.  The pool may be growing bigger, but it is also getting tougher to enter as the two OEMs swamp the…

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