Re: Orders shifting to Airbus
"Spirit Airlines are the most recent - 100 off A320neos with options on another fifty."
With 8500 aircraft already on backlog, that's only..... 5 years delay or so.
People tend to forget you can't order up these items and pick them up tomorrow.
There's another factor inasmuch as the penalties in Boeing contracts for _cancelling_ a confirmed order make it almost as expensive as taking the aircraft and parking it somewhere to rot. At least if you take it you can sell it to some other sucker or part it out.