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Airbus trounces Boeing with another record order
AP ^ | June 23, 2011

Posted on 06/23/2011 6:45:38 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Airbus is trouncing Boeing in their race to be the world's biggest planemaker, claiming over $72 billion worth of orders and commitments at the Paris Air Show, where the popularity of its new fuel-efficient jets twice broke records for the largest order ever.

Airbus CEO Tom Enders and AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes signed off Thursday on an $18.5 billion order for 200 of Airbus' new A320neo, which has proven to be the star of the aviation industry's premier event.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: aerospace; airbus; aviation; boeing; obama; unions
Well done, Barry.
1 posted on 06/23/2011 6:45:40 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

So the 380 tearing its wingtip off wasn’t so bad afterall.


2 posted on 06/23/2011 6:47:09 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At least Airbus does not have some agency telling them where they can and cannot build factories.


3 posted on 06/23/2011 6:49:51 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Airbus does this every year at Farnborough and Paris (alternating years.)

They save up order announcemens for the air shows, while Boeing simply announces sales as they happen.

Not a big deal.


4 posted on 06/23/2011 6:53:01 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

At least Boeing is not facing this sort of embarrassment.

Oooops! Airbus A380 Wing Hits Building at Paris Air Show

Airbus flew a double-decker Airbus A380 to the 2011 Paris Airshow to put on display and to hopefully attract additional customers. However, while taxiing, the world’s largest airliner’s wing clipped a building ripping off the right winglet and putting the aircraft out of service and unable to fly.

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2011/06/airbus-a380-wing-hits-building-at-paris-airshow/


5 posted on 06/23/2011 7:07:18 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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“They save up order announcemens for the air shows, while Boeing simply announces sales as they happen.”

I have been watching these for 25 years, and that is exactly what happens. I don't think I have ever seen an Airshow headline go the other way. Boeing is doing just fine - with commercial airplane production rates highest in its history.

6 posted on 06/23/2011 7:11:01 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: ConservativeStatement

“If it ain’t Boeing I ain’t going.” Hell, I ain’t going anyway. TSA sucks.


7 posted on 06/23/2011 7:15:25 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Army Air Corps

“At least Airbus does not have some agency telling them where they can and cannot build factories.

They have the EU.


8 posted on 06/23/2011 7:19:21 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

No kidding. 200 new aircraft that are NOT going to be built by union employees of Boeing.

Bet they are really happy with the union leadership and the NLRB.


9 posted on 06/23/2011 7:24:04 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: CodeToad

Fair Enough.


10 posted on 06/23/2011 7:27:16 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Yo-Yo
"....Boeing simply announces sales as they happen."

Uhhh, no, they don't.

Both companies announce at major shows.

Boeing is losing single aisle share to Airbus due to NEO, and will not catch up until they announce 737 replacements.

11 posted on 06/23/2011 8:13:15 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: Texas resident
The 200 aircraft order has nothing to do with unions or NLRB.

They were ordered by Air Asia, a Malaysia based LCC.

They started out with 737's, but switched to Airbus a while back. The NEO provides better fuel economy, many airlines are bleeding red ink due to oil prices,

Boeing's recalcitrance on updating the 737 is fueling NEO sales, and may cause even more carriers to switch to Airbus.

Most airlines want their fleets to be all one brand, simplifying MRO, which is nearly as big a price factor as initial purchase.

12 posted on 06/23/2011 8:28:57 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: ConservativeStatement

Are the unions here going to go to Intenational Court to sue Airbus?


13 posted on 06/23/2011 8:28:59 AM PDT by paul in cape
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To: diogenes ghost
Both companies announce sales at the major air shows, but Airbus is notorious for making huge announcements at the air shows of sales that occured months prior, while Boeing will make an announcement at an air show when the buyer requests it.

Announcing at an air show is great publicity for the buyer, and it's usually the Asian carriers who like this flash.

But if you look at the total order book for 737s and A320 NEOs, you'll see why Boeing isn't in a panic to jump on the NEO bandwagon.

The 737 has enjoyed a performance margin over the A320. NEO closes this gap, but doesn't surpass the 737.

14 posted on 06/23/2011 8:32:12 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: diogenes ghost
Boeing is losing single aisle share to Airbus due to NEO, and will not catch up until they announce 737 replacements.

Boeing to Boost 737 Production 33% to Clear 7-Year Backlog

15 posted on 06/23/2011 8:35:34 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Army Air Corps

I deal with both every day. The EU can be the biggest PITA towards business there can possibly be. Boeing doesn’t do itself any favors with all its PC garbage but when trying to work with Airbus and EU companies it is a disaster in most cases. The fact that they can even produce anything that flies is amazing.


16 posted on 06/23/2011 8:56:35 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: CodeToad

I can well imagine.


17 posted on 06/23/2011 10:31:26 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: diogenes ghost
“Boeing is losing single aisle share to Airbus due to NEO, and will not catch up until they announce 737 replacements.”

Yes Airbus may be wining the larger share of new orders, but to keep up with market demand and an unbelievable backlog of over 2100 737s waiting to be built, Boeing is building 35 737s month in 2011 and will produce 42 737 airplanes per month by mid-2014.

Putting that number in perspective, Boeing built 14 a month in 2003, 17 in 2004, 21 in 2005, and a record 28 a month in 2007.

And the backlog in 2001 was less than a thousand airplanes in the backlog. With over 2100 now, Boeing must turn them out faster just to have spots to put new orders.

Boeing 737 is alive and well.

18 posted on 06/23/2011 11:13:40 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m sure the machinists union is overjoyed! It’s a good thing they’re wasting Boeings’ time and money complaining about the new manufacturing facility in North Charleston, SC.


19 posted on 06/23/2011 1:23:33 PM PDT by F105-D ThunderChief (That "THUD" you heard was the Collapse of the DemocRats!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m sure the machinists union is overjoyed! It’s a good thing they’re wasting Boeings’ time and money complaining about the new manufacturing facility in North Charleston, SC.


20 posted on 06/23/2011 1:23:33 PM PDT by F105-D ThunderChief (That "THUD" you heard was the Collapse of the DemocRats!)
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I’m sure the machinists union is overjoyed! It’s a good thing they’re wasting Boeings’ time and money complaining about the new manufacturing facility in North Charleston, SC.


21 posted on 06/23/2011 1:23:44 PM PDT by F105-D ThunderChief (That "THUD" you heard was the Collapse of the DemocRats!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

this is the AP.

this is to spin that boeing does not need to move to sc.


22 posted on 06/23/2011 1:28:25 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Interestingly, the BIG winner in all this is Pratt & Whitney, of all things! Pratt & Whitney scored a large number of orders for the A320neo with PW1100G geared turbofan engine, and that means Pratt & Whitney will do final assembly of this engine here in the USA, using parts sourced from American, German and Japanese suppliers. I expect Boeing within the next year show a new "clean sheet" design single aisle airliner that will replace the 737-700 to 737-900 models, also powered by this innovative engine.
23 posted on 06/24/2011 8:21:41 PM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: NavyCanDo

They clip buildings, they clip other jets at the terminal. If the plane is too big for the pilots’ situational awareness maybe they need to have 10 feet clipped off each side.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 1:03:18 AM PDT by hattend (Let's all meet Sarah at her last bus stop -- 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in Jan 2013)
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