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May 21, 2024
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We are seeing the rapid retirement of a legendary name in aviation.  Before long there will be no aircraft flying commercial service with the “Douglas” name .   The graveyards are already full of these aircraft.

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Even as this poignant moment passes,  looking back, who benefited from the demise of  Douglas?  Let’s look at a few key markets.

The following chart shows that within the US, the winner was Boeing. (Note all 2013 data is through 2Q13.)

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In Europe, it was Airbus which took up the Douglas share.

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In the Middle East it appears Airbus won again, but with a strong 2013 showing for Boeing.

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In the Asia-Pacific market, it looks like a close race between Airbus and Boeing, but we think perhaps Boeing has the lead.

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Finally in the Latin American market it looks like Airbus took the Douglas share.

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1 thought on “Who won Douglas’ market share?

  1. It was without question the A300/310 that dug the grave for both Tri-Jet makers, Douglas and Lockheed, and it is the A330 that is completing this takeover in the sector of large twin-isles.

    If you look for the bumps in the charts you will see that that is hapening pretty much everywhere. It would become a lot more obvious when you had the three makers put in a different order: Douglas – Airbus – Boeing.

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