Slowing economies begin to impact Airbus, Boeing

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LatAm Airbus A350. LatAm may defer some A350s and/or Boeing 787s. Photo: Flickr via Google images.

June 13, 2016, © Leeham Co.: Signs are becoming more frequent that airlines are facing slowing economies around the globe, with impacts on existing orders in the backlog.

Last week JetBlue said it is trimming growth on rising fuel costs and softening revenue. LatAm also said last week that it plans to trim some Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 orders amid slumping traffic in Brazil. Delta Air Lines previously said it will defer four A350s and trimming growth due to slowing economy.


  • Wide-body sales slowing this year.
  • 787 Surplus developed.
  • A330neo sales stall.
  • A350-2000 on hold.
  • 777 Classic sales stall.
  • Cargo demand still anemic, says IATA.

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