The Boeing 737MAX was launched almost 300 days after the Airbus A320neo, which gave the A320neo a head start. In the years after, the A320neo continued outselling the Boeing 737MAX. It is likely that (a combination of) higher discounts, engine options, a more modern concept and a better aircraft to operate the MoM segment are key to the Airbus A320neo outselling the Boeing 737MAX. Currently the split between the A320neo and 737MAX is roughly 60-40.
However, recent issues on Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan might make pitching the Boeing 737MAX to customers a little bit easier.
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