Facing troubles and order cancellations due to its 737 Max issues, Boeing is bound to be overtaken by Airbus in terms of becoming the world's biggest commercial aircraft maker. Airbus reported to have delivered 389 aircraft in the first half of 2019 whereas Boeing reported 239 only. This is the first time in seven years that Airbus has overtaken Boeing in terms of aircraft deliveries.
Prior to the recent crashes involving two brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 of Lion Air and Ethiopian Air, Boeing was delivering aircraft at a rate of 50 per month and started to decline after Boeing halted delivery of its number one selling aircraft. More than 150 undelivered 737s are parked at the facility.
Boeing is also facing a lot of 737 cancellations, recently from Saudi Arabia's Flyadeal which cancelled a $5.9B order of 50 Boeing 737 Max 8 in favor of Airbus aircraft. On the other hand, Airbus posted 88 net orders in the first half of 2019.
Airbus reported a growth in orders since the launch of its Airbus A321XLR in the recent Paris Air Show.
Boeing's loyal U.S. customers are moving to Airbus. Delta recently took delivery of its last Boeing 737 order which was a 737-900ER. They ordered Airbus jets over the MAX even prior to the grounding. It is also reported that Southwest Airlines, which has been a loyal Boeing 737 customer, made a trip to Europe considering the Airbus A220.
In the Philippines alone, Philippine Airlines is the only airline that includes Boeing jets in its fleet, the 777-300ER. All the rest of its fleet together with that of Cebu Pacific and Philippines Air Asia use Airbus aircraft. PAL has a pending order of 14 more Airbus A321NEOs for delivery whereas Cebu Pacific has 64 Airbus aircraft pending for delivery. Pan Pacific Air uses 4 Airbus A320 in its fleet. Royal Air is the latest Philippine based carrier to use Airbus aircraft with the delivery of its very first A319. Boeing used to dominate Philippine skies before Airbus took over. Philippine Airlines operated 727-200s, 737-300s, 737-400s, 747-200s, 747-400s, and 777-300ERs. Presently, the only Boeing they operate are 777s. Cebu Pacific operated 757-200s. Air Philippines (now PAL Express) had Boeing 737-200ADVs and 737-300s. Defunct airline Grandair operated Boeing 737-200s.