I’m on the ground in Vancouver and have the chance to interview two people who’ve recently purchased the new Bumbo Multi-Seat, which is priced at $1,199, for a grand total of $2,937.
The Bumbo is a combination of a mini-jet and a twin-seater, and is the third multi-seated airplane in less than a year.
The first two are the 737 Maxx and the Dreamliner.
The new Bump will be the first one that will not have the Airbus A320 family.
It has the same configuration as the Boeing 737 Max-x, which has been the standard multi-engine aircraft for the past decade, with an Airbus range of 10 to 14 planes.
The first two airplanes, the 737s, have seen a steep decline in both demand and profits.
The 737 MaxX saw a significant increase in orders in the mid-2000s, with more than 25,000 orders in 2015.
By the end of 2016, the last year for which full numbers are available, 737 Maxxs were selling at a rate of just 4,400 per month, or less than one per cent of the market.
However, that drop in demand was temporary, and the new plane has seen some pretty solid demand, especially in China.
In January, the new Boeing 737 went on sale in China, followed by the Boeing 777X in June and the Airbus-made A321 in July.
At this point, it seems that most of the demand for the new planes in China is from the wealthy and/or middle class.
With the Bump, Boeing has been able to expand into a new market segment.
It’s also going to bring a new generation of aircraft to market, as well.
Airbus A320 Maxx is a family of airplanes, and many people are going to be buying it because of that.
So far, the Bumps have been successful.
Boeing and Airbus have made a ton of money out of the new airplanes, with a profit margin of more than 50 per cent.
For the record, I don’t buy any of the planes, I just use them for business trips, and if they’re going to have me, I’m glad they’re able to do it at the lowest price possible.
What about the other planes?
Bump has the potential to become the new standard in multi-engined aircraft, as it has been since the dawn of the airplane industry.
As of this writing, the next-generation Boeing 777 X is expected to be in service in 2018.
I think that, with the right partners, Boeing and its partners could be able to sell these planes at a price point that could make the A320, 737 and A321 all but obsolete.
It would also be nice if the new A320 came with some upgrades that are going through the certification process and could be sold in 2019.
All in all, the newest multi-family airplanes are really a great start.
They’re still quite expensive, but they’re getting cheaper and cheaper every year.
Now read: Boeing 737 MAXX vs Airbus A321 vs Boeing 777-200 vs Boeing 737-700 This post originally appeared at The Globe and Mail.
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