Airbus: Paris Air Show 2017 Preview

Summary

  • No product launches expected for Airbus.
  • Airbus will bring the Airbus A350-1000 to Le Bourget.
  • Airbus is likely to close the order gap for 2017 significantly during the airshow.

From the 19th of June until the 25th of June, the 52nd Paris Air Show will take place. The Paris Air Show takes place every other year and alternates with the Farnborough Airshow. Traditionally, Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Airbus (OTCPK:EADSF) use these airshows to launch products and make order announcements.

The airshow also gives somewhat of an idea on the jet maker’s prospects for firming up orders during the year. With aircraft orders falling since 2015, the air shows are being focused on a bit more by analysts. In this article, I will have a look at what I am expecting from the 52nd Paris Air Show, but also what I am not expecting. I will have a look at aircraft launches and potential orders.

My expectations for Boeing during the Paris Air Show can be read here.

Aircraft Launches

Source: www.airbus.com

In terms of aircraft launches I am not expecting a lot from Airbus, since they have built quite a solid product line up over the years. What will likely be in focus are the problems with the Airbus A320neo regarding the Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan.

Airbus is likely to play down a MAX 10 launch from Boeing and talks about a Boeing New Midsize Airplane. The jet maker believes that the A321neo and A321neo LR (Long Range) offer the best solution. The jet maker believes the A321neo is a more capable aircraft than the Boeing 737 MAX 10, which is also dubbed ‘MAD MAX’. For the NMA, Airbus will likely say that by design a narrow body airframe will always be lighter and have a lower drag profile than a twin-aisle concept.

Potential orders

http://www.airbus.com/typo3temp/_processed_/csm_A350-900_RR_CSN_V06_fb402ce24b.jpg

Source: Airbus

Just like Boeing, Airbus could make some big order announcements this year and the company really needs it: Year-to-date the jet maker has received

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