Pre-Paris Air Show discussion and AirInsight preview

AinInsight will host a live pre-Paris Air Show discussion Friday, with guest Richard Aboulafia of the Teal Group. Sign up to participate here.

Also look for AirInsight’s Paris Air Show preview next week. We historically have done air show previews here but this year we’re combining our thoughts with our partners, Ernie Arvai and Addison Schonland at AirInsight. AirInsight will go down the airframe and engine OEMs with our outlook for orders and announcements.

Addison and I will be at the air show, providing daily coverage. I’m also attending the Boeing pre-air show briefings this week (with news embargoed to June 19); and the EADS/Airbus media day June 18, at which there will be an A350 briefing that had been scheduled for May 31 but was postponed to the media day.

Just a hint of AirInsight’s preview next week: we’re expecting Airbus to announced and firm up several hundred orders for the A320neo and more A380 orders; Boeing may have some 747-8I orders ready to announce; Bombardier should have more CSeries orders; CFM will get its first LEAP-X orders on the neo (and these will be large numbers) while Pratt & Whitney will continue to add to the GTF book; Embraer won’t announce a new airplane and neither will Boeing; ATR (an EADS company) will have a nice turbo-prop order; and we expect a major announcement from Rolls-Royce.

3 Comments on “Pre-Paris Air Show discussion and AirInsight preview

  1. Sounds like an exciting PAS. Usually Airbus announces more orders at the PAS and FAS than Boeing does. But I will like seeing the B-747-8I orders, and I wonder if Boeing can secure or announce some B-767 bridge orders to assure the line until the KC-46A begins assembly in 2014. I would also like to see Boeing secure or announce some B-737NG orders to help balance out the A-32X-NEOs.

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    • Boeing has been keeping that line going since Stonecipher warned that it was a terminal patient about 7 or 8 years ago. Even if they don’t get any new orders on it, I am certain they will not shut it down now that they have won the tanker competition.

      Scott, you have made some interesting comments. My curiosity is definitely piqued.

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