No kidding. This article speaks for itself.
This is one of the dumbest things to come out of the Administration yet. The airlines are already over-taxed, more so than so-called “sin taxes” levied on tobacco and alcohol. The airlines support a huge segment of the national economy–the travel industry.
This is an astoundingly stupid idea.
Boeing sees more 787 cancellations following the one by China Eastern Airlines for 24 aircraft, according to this news article.
In light of the CEA cancellation due to delays, UBS aerospace analyst David Stauss re-issued his May report in which his team concludes 46 787 customers net over-ordered 500 aircraft of all wide-body types and predicted then that more 787s would be canceled than was true at the time.
UBS concluded that 80% of the 787 backlog was ordered for growth and the remainder for replacement.
UBS didn’t specify what wide-body were over-ordered or would be canceled. Cancellations could come from the 787, Airbus A330, Airbus A350 or the Boeing 777 and the Very Large Aircraft from both OEMs.
But UBS’ point is that in its view, more 787 orders are at risk.