Mid-Year pause: warning signs for Airbus and Boeing?

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July 9, 2015, © Leeham Co. At the half way point of 2015, there are a number of signs emerging that require some interpretation. Some are signs of caution. Others are Go Slow.


  • China’s economy is taking a sudden dip. The cargo market is taking a dive.
  • Aircraft orders are off substantially YOY for the first half. Has the order bubble finally popped?
  • Bombardier didn’t get any CSeries orders at the Paris Air Show. Is the program in trouble (still)?
  • Boeing still leads Airbus in wide-body orders; will Airbus fall short by year-end?

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