Boeing: a tragedy?

Boeing took a few blows in Paris, but there is still some hope

Boeing is definitely licking its wounds after last week’s Paris Air Show after its European competitor, Airbus, crushed any past sales records.
Airbus received record orders for 730 aircraft in a single day, last week. It was also a record for the total number of orders during an air show. The overall value of the contracts exceeds $70 billion at list prices.
On the other hand, Boeing announced orders for 142 planes estimated at $22 billion,
During the show, Boeing had the opportunity to introduce its newest commercial aircrafts, the 747-8 Intercontinental and the 747-8 Freighter, as well as the 787 Dreamliner. The plane manufacturer even organised the first transatlantic crossing of a commercial aircraft with biofuels in all engines, to Paris.
And back to America, Boeing has still a $35-billion contract with the U.S. Air Force to implement with the construction of airplane tankers.
It gives some sort of respite to rethink Boeing’s strategy for a new narrow-body product.
LA Times
[Pictured: Replica of Boeing’s first plane, the Boeing Model 1, at the Museum of Flight, Washington]


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