What a week for Airbus! John Leahy predicted at the
beginning of last week during his presentation at the ISTAT conference that
until the end of March Airbus will have more than 2000 orders for the A320neo. While
the number itself is technically just as good as 1900 or 2100, it justifies
once more the decision to go ahead with the neo program in December 2010.
Boeing, as it seems, was really caught by surprise, despite Airbus was talking about
the possible launch for months before deciding to launch the neo program.