Boeing he had a bad year, you may have heard. Well, two bad years, really, as he’s trying to fix the mess that’s 737 MAX. Largely due to this mess, Airbus will deliver Boeing for the second year in a row.
The two aircraft manufacturers were locked in a fierce rivalry for decades as the only two companies manufacturing large jet aircraft (YET). They each usually delivers 600 to 800 planes a year, but due to the pandemic these figures have decreased. AEspecially thanks to the 737 MAX, these numbers are much lower for Boeing.
Which means Airbus will deliver more planes this year than Boeing, as it did in 2019, when Airbus took the title and completed a seven-year flight for Boeing at the top.
With the exception of a new large-scale travel riot, industry sources expect Airbus to deliver 550-560 aircraft by 2020, after reaching more than 520 this week, nine more days a year.
But they warned that deliveries are subject to an unusual number of variables, and schedules are not set. Airbus is unlikely to repeat a record increase of more than 100 deliveries in December last year.
An Airbus spokesman declined to comment on details, but said Airbus was still operating normally.
Total Airbus deliveries are expected to drop 35% this year due to the impact of the pandemic on airlines, but Airbus has an unbeatable advantage over Boeing, which delivered 118 aircraft by the end of November, with 737 MAXs grounded at the time. .
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You can expect this rivalry to continue for a for a long time, as Boeing slowly but surely recovers from the 737 MAX disaster and sees that it is the only competition in the space with large jet aircraft is still only Airbus. This is the situation to China The C919 works completely, with deliveries expected at some point next year or in 2022, when things could become really interesting.