With less than three weeks to go to the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget, Boeing will want to continue the sales momentum that it has been on over the last six months.
Following its recovery from the 737 MAX crisis, delays to the Dreamliner, as well as to the 777X as well, the American planemaker has had a strong run of sales momentum in recent months.
Without further ado, let’s get into it!
Some of Boeing’s Orders Highlights Since Farnborough…
At the Farnborough Air Show last year, Boeing had a strong week overall, selling over 250 jets in total, compared to Airbus’ 29, as you can see from the table below:
|Manufacturer||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5||Grand Total|
*Reflects minimum order of Cargolux’s 16 777-8 Freighters to replace 16 747-400 aircraft.
**We missed an order. Three 737-800BCFs were ordered by Aircompany Armenia & Georgia Airlines. Table updated 21/7/22 for this.,
***Sales campaign finished.
Boeing scored some impressive orders since the Farnborough Air Show, such as the whopping deal from United Airlines for up to 200 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, as well as for 220 aircraft from Air India, although Airbus got a decent portion of the pie too.
This will be continued momentum that the planemaker will wish to continue and work on going into Le Bourget.
What Will The Paris Air Show Look Like for The Planemaker?
With there being continued momentum across all of its programs, being the 787, 737 MAX & 777X, Boeing will seek to increase the backlog up to Airbus’ standard, which is currently at 7,202 aircraft.
Boeing could also secure an order from Turkish Airlines at the Paris Air Show, with the carrier looking to make an order for up to 600 aircraft, with Airbus also in the mix for this.
However, it is to be believed that the Boeing side of the order may be announced at the IATA AGM coming up in Istanbul next week, with the Airbus side expected to be in Paris, but stay tuned for that.
Like with Airbus, there could very well be some orders on the way for the American planemaker at the Paris Air Show.
What remains clear is that as the order rumor mill continues to strengthen, it ultimately highlights what potential aircraft orders could become public at the Paris Air Show.
As for Boeing, all eyes are on the manufacturer to see how they perform on the commercial aircraft stage and whether their 2023 can continue on a strong sales-based high.
With this being the year of repair and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, it does seem to be the case that the only way is up.