Re: 1998 1st half order update

Date:         26 Jul 98 23:57:03 
From: (H Andrew Chuang)
Organization: Concentric Internet Services
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In article <airliners.1998.1104@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
Galen L. Hinshaw <> wrote:
>H Andrew Chuang wrote in message <6o6e8t$>...
>>Boeing barely matches Airbus in the first half.  If you take away the
>>non-7-series sales (i.e., ex-MD products including 717), Boeing trails
>>Airbus by 41 planes!
>And if you take away the 300-series sales, Airbus trails Boeing by 282
>planes! What's the point? Sales are sales.

The point is in the pre-MD-acquisition days, Boeing was able to maintain
60-70% market share with its 7-series family.  Now, even with the Douglas
aircraft, Boeing has been struggling with the market share for the past
year and a half, especially the past six months.  Airbus marketing has
been extremely aggresive, and I'm simply making a note.