Odds and Ends: 737 MAX development cost; another range boost for A330

737 MAX: We did this story last week on the development cost of the Boeing 737 MAX. A330: Airbus is going to boost the range of the A330 to make it more closely match that of the Boeing… Read More

CFM aftermarket drives Safran revenues, profits

A recent report by Bernstein Research takes an in-depth look at Safran, the French company that is the parent of Snecma, a joint venture partner with GE to form CFM International. CFM, of course, is the sole-source engine… Read More

Norwegian Air splits order with Airbus, Boeing

In a surprise, Norwegian Air Shuttle split a large order between Airbus and Boeing for A320 and 737 families. The Airbus order is only for the NEO and 737 order is a mix of MAX and NGs. We… Read More

Boeing reports 2011 earnings, estimates for 2012: just 35-44 787 deliveries

Boeing reported its earnings for 2011 and its estimates for 2012, including delivery estimates for the 787–which were surprisingly low. Boeing forecast 70-85 787/747 deliveries this year, with half (35-44) being 787s. This is will below Wall Street… Read More

Airbus, ATR big losers in Kingfisher turmoil

This is an expanded version of a story we did for Flight Global. Airbus will be hit hard if Kingfisher Airlines of India fails. ATR has already lopped its entire order of turbo-props from its books due to… Read More

Understanding appraisers in aircraft values

There has been an active discussion in the comment section on the “Rate 35” post and the relative merits of appraisals and appraisers with respect to the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737NG. We’ve been involved in the airline… Read More

Punching through the hysteria about closing Boeing Wichita

Mike Mecham of Aviation Week has a thorough analysis of what’s behind the decision to close Boeing Wichita. Contrast Mike’s story with this ridiculous analysis. It’s very, very rare that we call out someone else but this one… Read More

Boeing envisions third parallel line for 737 Max

Here are the stories we did for FlightGlobal on Boeing’s hitting Rate 35 for the 737. Boeing may assemble the re-engined 737 Max in the same facility as it builds the 737 NG family of aircraft in Renton,… Read More

Boeing celebrates going to “Rate 35″ on 737

Boeing celebrated the transition to producing 35 737s per month, from 31.5, at a huge employee pep rally today (Jan. 10) at its Renton (WA) plant, where the assembly is done. With the country-rock band Chance McKinney &… Read More

Odds and Ends: Air India’s cost of 787s

Air India: FlightGlobal has this article that details the cost of Boeing’s 787s to Air India. British Airways: Two pilots on a flight from London Heathrow nearly passed out Kansas: Gov. Sam Brownback unveiled incentives today (Jan. 9)… Read More