The International Exhibition of Farnborough (UK) started on Monday, in a difficult environment for the sector, weighed down by uncertainties about global economic growth. Competed recently by the Chinese consortium Comac, the two heavyweights, Airbus and Boeing, may nevertheless rely on the low cost of development in the Asian power.
Before you hope to fill contracts Farnborough, the US aircraft manufacturer has taken the lead over his rival. During the first half of 2016, Boeing posted 288 net orders against 183 for Airbus.
Given the state of the global economy, the harvest should be less on the show. But unless significant slowdown, “strong replacement demand ‘fleets should” permit to absorb the production of Airbus and Boeing forecast to 2020, “according to Bernstein bank, cited by Reuters.
the companies set their sights on new models of long-haul single-aisle and at the expense of larger aircraft, more fuel efficient, as shown by the figures of the first half. Boeing trumps Airbus single aisle on orders, while Airbus long-haul favored by companies.
If, this year, Airbus is lagging behind, the ten past were rather favorable to him, with 11 263 gross orders between 2006 and 2015, against 10 249 for Boeing. However, this advantage is relative and neither manufacturers never had the preference of the aviation sector. The following graph shows that Airbus got up early in the crisis, but that the increase in the number of companies benefits both to its competitor.
The current challenge is whether delays delivery will worsen in 2016. They now represent ten years of production for Airbus, seven Boeing, the company said …
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