• Flipper@feddit.de
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    1 month ago

    Not sure if this is serious. Boeing and Airbus are booked with orders for the next several years. They both could not get a single new order and would have work to do for the next half decade.

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      1 month ago

      Several years is an understatement. At current rates of production it will take at least 14 years to fulfill all orders.

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      1 month ago

      Not sure if this is serious.

      if you are really not sure whether this:

      They could be mainly orders for extra bolts.

      is serious, then i recommend to not attempt crossing a street without supervision 😜

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        1 month ago

        its a valid question.

        “Are they orders for whole planes, or for anything boeing might produce such as bolts?”

        Does that simplify it for you? Careful crossing the streets

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          1 month ago

          They are for whole planes. As these sales figures always are.

          FYI same goes for car sales.

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          1 month ago

          its a valid question.

          no, it is not.

          do you really think that article talking about number of ordered planes suddenly switched to number of spare parts? does that sound logical to you? if you don’t recognize such obvious sarcasm, you really shouldn’t try to deliver burns to others, you’ll just burn yourself in the process.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Boeing_737_MAX_orders_and_deliveries

          long story short: the numbers mean whole aircraft. i hope it is simple enough for you.