Outlook 2021: Boeing needs boring, Airbus looks for recovery

Subscription Required By Scott Hamilton and Vincent Valery
Introduction
Jan. 5, 2021, © Leeham News: What’s in store for Airbus and Boeing this year? Boeing needs a boring year. Airbus is clearly better positioned than Boeing. Twenty-twenty one is a year of recovery for Boeing. It must dig out from a very deep hole. Airbus reported that it hit cash break-even in the third quarter. But the company is not out of the woods yet. Everything depends on something largely out of their control: how quickly the airline industry recovers from the COVID pandemic. Summary
  • Boeing hopes to deliver about half of the 450 stored MAXes this year.
  • Low-rate production inches up for the 737.
  • Widebody sales dried up for Airbus and Boeing.

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