Shifting from Boeing to Airbus may be the new trend in the United States Aviation market
United, American and Delta Airlines may not follow President Trump push for America First and may shift from Boeing to the European airline manufacturer Airbus.
After American, now United is on the edge of separation from Boeing’s future mid-size aircraft. The airline currently has 76 Boeing 757 and 54 Boeing 767 aircraft in service. Delta Air Lines operates 193 Boeing 757 and 767 in total.
Airbus presents the A321XLR as an alternative to the Boeing 757 and 767, which can also connect smaller cities that have no infrastructure for large jets. The A321XLR has a range of 8,700 kilometers (4697.6 nautical miles) more than any other narrow-body aircraft currently in service. American Airlines has already ordered 50 Airbus planes at the Paris Airshow, which will probably replace 35 Boeing 757-200 in the fleet.
Boeing has tried hard to keep the major 757 operators in the US away from the Airbus’s A321XLR. B
United’s Chief Financial Officer Gerry Laderman is pushing Boeing to tell him about a new mid-size plane in the planning
Boeing currently has focused on fixing problems that nailed its 737 MAX jets on the ground after two fatal crashes.
At the beginning of June, Boeing displaced the head of the 737 MAX program and named the VP of its NMA program as the new 737 MAX program chief.