JetBlue observing ‘evolving’ smaller aircraft market before making fleet decision: CFO

    JetBlue Airways CFO Steve Priest stated fleet update plans were postponed until the situation between Boeing and Airbus in the smaller aircraft market is more certain, stating: “It’d be short-sighted of us to progress with something definitive in this landscape that’s evolving. If we leave money on the table because we rushed in during this changing landscape – I don’t want to get into a position where we regret any decision” (Bloomberg, 10-Jan-2018). JetBlue is considering whether to retain its fleet of Embraer 190 aircraft or order newer aircraft, as well as a possible order for longer range Airbus aircraft.