Airbus, Boeing list price hikes will have little affect

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Jan. 22, 2018, © Leeham Co.: Airbus and Boeing hiked their list prices on their airliners last week by about 2% and 4% respectively.

There is little impact for either company in the near term. Single-aisle lines for both companies are sold out until the early 2020 decade, so any price hikes today will be reflected for sales will deliveries after the current backlog clears.

The wide-body lines could have better near-in returns; the backlogs aren’t as far out as single-aisle and near-term opportunities exist.

  • Initial deposits might see an uptick in cash flow.
  • Will price hikes translate into higher revenue or larger discounts?
  • Production rate hikes would create revenue opportunities.

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