Is anyone a good mathematician and able to give graphical scenarios of different production rates on the backlog vs time assuming perhaps that there will be a continuing order of 1000 Airbus units per year and also with a speculative reduced figure for all the reasons that are being discussed at present? Whilst it's always good to have an order book, it can only be a certain size can't it (maxed now?) before allowing new entrants if the backlog can't be eaten into? On this point it would be interesting to invite offers of what the cognoscenti on this thread (the vast, vast majority of you all!) feel an optimum Airbus backlog might be to achieve the happy medium between manufacturer panic on overproduction and customer dissatisfaction?
Hmmm, I really must back to work! Coffee break over.