Un article de Dominic Gates du Seattle Times !
la guerre des MC en Inde ...Beuh ...
D'abord éliminer AI et Kingfischer ... pour l'instant !
Reste Indigo et Jet Airways !
Indigo c'est gagné pour Airbus ...
Pour Jet Airways, une guerre des prix et des slot's est annoncée entre A et B !
Et si Airbus annonçait à Farnborough, une FAL de A320 NEO, à 10 par mois, à Mobile ... par exemple
C'est largement réalisable pour début 2016, les terrains sont déjà "Réservés" pour aprés les élections ...
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In a pending deal for up to 100 single-aisle airliners, Jet Airways is "seriously considering" ordering the neo over the MAX, said Binit Somaia, director for South Asia at the Australia-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), citing sources in India.
Since Jet has an all-737 single-aisle fleet, that would be a stunning loss for Boeing.
Jet's main domestic competition is Indigo, which has ordered 150 Airbus neos with deliveries starting in 2016.
"If (Indigo) is going to be getting neos and achieving 15 percent reduction in operating costs, (Jet) needs to be able to match that," said Somaia.
With both the neo and the MAX promising similar fuel savings, timing could be crucial, he said.
Boeing's MAX won't be available until 2017. But Airbus has built up a backlog of close to 1,300 firm orders for the neo, so sales chief John Leahy would have to juggle delivery slots from other customers to give Jet neos any sooner.
The order, expected to be finalized in the months ahead, almost certainly will come down to price, as Boeing seeks to hold onto its customer and Airbus fights for clear supremacy in the single-aisle market.
"Cost is going to be the overriding factor in this decision," said Somaia.
A market transformed
The sales battle comes amid a rapid transformation of aviation in India, led by the low-cost carriers, of which Indigo is the most successful.
As recently as five years ago, airplanes were used only by the Indian business and ruling elites, and featured premium service and expensive tickets.
Indigo initially attracted cost-conscious travelers then successfully wooed business travelers with its offering of new aircraft, reliable on-time performance, low fares and good, no-frills service.
Though Jet was founded as a premium airline, it's been forced to shift with society and now has its own low-cost subsidiary, JetKonnect.
Jet lost $58 million in the latest quarter, hampered by a crippling tax on jet fuel that adds about 50 percent to the cost for all Indian airlines.
Yet CAPA's report said the intense troubles at Air India and Kingfisher offer Jet a chance to recover profitability and win market share.